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Daruma dolls are hollow and round Japanese wish dolls with no arms or legs, modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder and first patriarch of Zen Buddhism. The doll has a face with a mustache and beard, but its eyes only contain the color white. Using black ink, you fill in a single circular eye while thinking of a wish. Should the wish come true the second eye is filled in. It is traditional to fill in the right eye first; the left eye is left blank until the wish is fulfilled.
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Daruma dolls are hollow and round Japanese wish dolls with no arms or legs, modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder and first patriarch of Zen Buddhism. The doll has a face with a mustache and beard, but its eyes only contain the color white. Using black ink, you fill in a single circular eye while thinking of a wish.  Should the wish come true the second eye is filled in.  It is traditional to fill in the right eye first; the left eye is left blank until the wish is fulfilled.