Daruma: Of Limbless Dolls and a South Indian Monk
Blog :Figuring Things Out
Date: 3/28/2012 6:34:00 PM
Mention the word "Daruma" in Japan and you are quite likely to see faces light up with smiles. Children would instantly recall playing with a "Yuki-Daruma" - the Japanese version of a snowman, while the adults would talk of the cutesy, egg-like doll on which they paint eyes on New Year's day, to absorb and ward-off evil.
I was mildly shocked to discover yesterday that Daruma tradition has