Back in October 2010, I bought a Daruma in Takamatsu.
For the few of you who don’t know what a Daruma is, it’s a Japanese paper doll representing Bodhidharma. It’s main purpose is to symbolize wishes that people make.
Usually, when you buy a Daruma, it tends to look like this:
After buying one, all you need to do is make a wish and then paint its left eye. However, you don’t paint it the way you feel like, it has to be a black round eye. This is somewhat sacred after all.
When the wish is granted, it’s time to paint the second eye.
Currently, my Daruma looks like this:
In about a month, it will be the first anniversary since I got it.
I think it will be the perfect moment to paint its second eye then.
Wish granted then? Presumably for the reason of the visit to Japan this year? ^^
Shhh… It’s a secret for now… 😉 (it’ll be made public very soon though)