Language and Humor

Animation: Daruma Doll

Make a wish, and paint in his left eye. When your wish comes true, paint in his right eye.

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He’s a red-robed Bodhidharma (Japanese: Bodaidaruma), the 5th century Indian Buddhist priest who brought Zen meditation to China. The lack of limbs may represent his legendary loss of them after years of continuous Zen meditation.

More information on Daruma and daruma dolls:

Daruma - Father of Zen Buddhism in China and Japan