“Nana korobi ya oki.” (七転八起) is a Japanese proverb that means “fall down seven times, get up eight times.” It attests to the never-give-up-spirit. Our little daruma dolls will always stay upright no matter how much you tip them over!
“Daruma” refers to the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma (ca. 5th/6th century). He is credited to be the founder of Zen Buddhism. In Japan, daruma dolls are symbols of perseverance (towards a goal) and good luck. They are gifts of encouragement.
Hand-made right here in Nova Scotia! $2.50 ea. Limited supply.
(Photo by the ikebana shop. All rights reserved.)