Pink Thing of The Day: Miniature Lucky Daruma

pink lucky daruma photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

On display in my apartment  is a large Red Lucky Daruma doll, which was given to me about 25 years ago by a favorite (now ex) boyfriend . I never bothered to look up the legend of why these dolls are considered to be lucky,  or why they look the way they do, but when I found this tiny pink one (about 2-inches around) at Pearl River Mart in the Chelsea Marketplace, I knew I had found this week’s Pink Thing, and was inspired to do some investigating.

lucky daruma in a box photo by gail worley

After just a minute on the Google, I food an amazingly informative link that tells the entire history and legend of the Daruma, which is a Japanese talisman modeled after Bodhidharma, a monk accredited with the founding of Zen Buddhism. It’s a petty crazy story and definitely worth checking  out right here.

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