Good Luck and Happiness Daruma | Doll / Money Box | Traditional Zen Buddhist
The Good Luck and Happiness Daruma, also known as a Dharma doll, is a hollow, round, Japanese doll modelled after Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism. Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th/6th century CE and he is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Zen Buddhism to China.
These dolls are is rich in symbolism and regarded as a talisman of good luck to the Japanese; making them a popular gift of encouragement.
The doll has also been commercialised by many Buddhist temples to use alongside goal setting - hence its use as a money box.
- 9cm high x 9cm diameter
- Displays well on the Medium Wooden base (see 400-4, available separately)
- Made in Japan