Daruma is a very special form of a lucky charm. This round hollow Japanese doll is made as an image of Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen movement of Buddhism. The Daruma is a lucky doll and a wishing doll for the Japanese.

If you buy the wishing doll, both eyes are blank. Then you make a wish and color the first eye. Daruma will help you to make your wish come true. When that happens you color the 2nd eye. In Japan, the doll is burned during a ceremony, but you can of course also keep the doll as a memory.