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Written on Daruma

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What does the writing say on my daruma?
 

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nice gaijin

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Also, this daruma has neither eye filled in, it's tradition to fill in his left eye when a goal is set, then do the other one when the goal is met. The dolls are also designed such that they can't be knocked over, a nod to Bodhidharma's mythology of sitting unmoving for 9 years in meditation. This is why the Japanese version of "Red light, green light, 1 2 3" is called "daruma-san ga koronda," or "Daruma fell over"

 
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