Daruma Book - Folk Toy Daruma : Good Luck Design

Publisher Seigensha

ISBN 9784861524172

Idea Code 13691

The Daruma doll has its origin in the Edo period (1603-1867), when it first appeared as a children's toy. This traditional doll was modeled after the great teacher and patriarch of Zen Buddhism, Bodhidharma (known as Daruma Daishi in Japan), who lived 1.500 years ago in southern India. Eventually the Daruma doll became a symbol used for talismans and good luck charms, and is to this day beloved by the people of Japan.

144 p, ills colour, 17 x 17 cm, pb, Japanese/English