What are Daruma Dolls?
WHAT DOES DARUMA MEAN TO US?
We dream big at The Otaku Group. The Daruma is a symbol of the intention in everything we do to create craveable experiences for those who come through our doors at BAR OTAKU, OTAKU RAMEN and OTAKU TO-GO. Go ahead, make a wish.
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"Fall down seven times, stand up eight" 七転び八起き
….the phrase that represents the Daruma
The history of Daruma dolls has lasted over 4 centuries in Japan. Based on a monk by the name of Bodhidharma and his famous willpower to never give up, it inspired local farmers to create dolls in his likeness for good harvest prayers every year. The meaning of Daruma eventually came to mean good luck and endurance to all Japanese people.
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HOW TO USE A DARUMA DOLL
Focus on a goal, dream, you want to see come to life
Paint in one eye with a pen or marker. (Any eye is fine.)
Now get to work! The daruma works with you as you commit to your own success with the ups and downs of life. Stay the course and daruma will reward you
When your goal has been reached it’s time to paint in the daruma’s second eye.
Set a new goal