Japanese Daruma is a traditional wishing doll that helps the owner to achieve goals! It is believed, that the Daruma doll was modeled after the mysterious monk Bodhidharma, one of the founders of Zen Buddhism who lived between the 5th and 6th centuries CE. It is believed that if you draw one of Daruma's blank eyes and write down your goal on the back of the Daruma, you will achieve your goal. And this works! Because the Daruma doll becomes a visible embodiment of your specific goal, you are committed to making it happen. But don't forget to draw Daruma's other eye to say thank you after you have achieved your goal.
Knife-Life has various authentic Daruma dolls made by the best Japanese artisans. For your convenience, we've gathered all of our Daruma together on this page.