Designer’s Daruma
Designer’s Daruma
Designer’s Daruma
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Designer’s Daruma
Designer’s Daruma
Designer’s Daruma

Designer’s Daruma

$48.00
Color
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3rd generation Daruma doll maker, Hirohisa Imai, aims to create a mix of traditional craft Daruma doll with contemporary designs. Located in the Toyoka Town of Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, 90 years old IMAI DARUMA is perhaps the most important producer of Daruma in Japan. A long established trade, Daruma dolls are often seen as a Japanese traditional doll that brings well wishes and good luck. By breaking the norms of how a Daruma originally looks like, Imai Daruma brings in a new context and designs of Daruma to the current generation. Such is the Designer’s Daruma. On each side of Daruma, the concept of “Seven Downs & Eight Ups” is written as a mathematical formula in Katakana, the Japanese syllabary. “コロブ” means falling, and “オキル” means getting up - it symbolises a tenacious spirit towards life. 

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

  • Size:  (L)12cm (W)10cm (H)10cm
  • Material: Recycled Paper, Natural Clay & Crashed Oyster Shells