"Crew" and "turtle" are drawn on the face, which is the biggest feature of Takasaki Daruma.
In Japan, it is said that "a crane is a thousand years, a turtle is a thousand years", and it is known as an "lucky" longevity animal.
In addition, "red" has been said to be a colour that ward off evil spirits since ancient times, and when diseases such as smallpox spread, the common people prayed for "red things" to get rid of the plague.
In modern times, as a lucky charm that attracts good fortune with wishes such as business prosperity and great wish fulfilment
People all over Japan and all over the world are also interested in it.
Meaning of colours
Red: Overall luck, Happy family
Purple: Longevity, Good health
Blue: Winning a game, Good health
Green: Strong will, Business luck
Black: Protection from evils, Business luck
White: Celebration, Academic achievement
Pink: Fulfillment of love, Safe delivery of child
Yellow: Financial luck, Traffic safety
Orange: Beauty, Traffic safety
Silver: Finding talent, Internal stability
Gold: Developing talent, Power of determination
Size: H 9cm ( about 3.5inch )
A long-established tradition as well as a symbol for good luck, fortune and perseverance, daruma dolls are modeled after the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma, who is the founder of Zen Buddhism.
Traditionally, the left eye of the Daruma is drawn while making a wish. The second eye should be drawn once the wish has been granted, or one year after the first eye has been drawn. The Daruma is generally put up high, so that it can watch over the home where it is placed.
The six lines on the front of Daruma indicate that time passes from the past to the future. On each side of Daruma, the concept of “fall down 7 times, get up 8 times” is written as a mathematical formula.
Daruma was made of recycled paper and gofun, white powder of baked and ground shells, coating Daruma's surface, it an earth friendly product.