Papermach Daruma

Papermach Daruma

Bodhidharma is the name of the Buddhist monk who brought Zen Buddhism from India to China and Japan. The Japanese call him Daruma for short.

Legend says he meditated in a cave for seven years, eventually achieving Enlightenment. He meditated so long that his arms and legs fell off. Because of this, the Japanese portray him with a round body, and associate him with perseverance. People purchase these dolls at the New Year, or whenever they have a goal to persevere towards.

Small 3.5"H

Med 4.5"H

Large 7"H© Mingei Japan   2012