Rare miniature Daruma wood sculpture, Japanese vintage art, Daruma doll as a lucky charm.
Rare miniature Daruma wood sculpture, Japanese vintage art, Daruma doll as a lucky charm.
Rare miniature Daruma wood sculpture, Japanese vintage art, Daruma doll as a lucky charm.
Rare miniature Daruma wood sculpture, Japanese vintage art, Daruma doll as a lucky charm.
Rare miniature Daruma wood sculpture, Japanese vintage art, Daruma doll as a lucky charm.
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Rare miniature Daruma wood sculpture, Japanese vintage art, Daruma doll as a lucky charm.

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Wooden miniature sculpture of a Daruma doll. Unique.

In Japanese culture, this figurine is a lucky charm that symbolizes perseverance, luck and success.

Ichii woodcarvings (called Ichii itto bori in Japanese) are produced in the Hida region of Gifu prefecture, and made only from the wood of ichii (Japanese yew), the prefectural tree of Gifu. The ichii tree gets its name from a scepter made of Japanese yew wood that was presented around eight hundred years ago to the emperor for his coronation. The beauty and high quality of the scepter earned the title sho ichii (the highest rank) and led to the tree being called ichii.
This craft is notable for the use of wood from Hida that is between four hundred to five hundred years old, being carved with only chisels, and not being colored in order to bring out the natural beauty of the wood grain.
Ichii Ittobori

A legend says that the daruma owes its silhouette and its name to the monk Bodhidharma (“dharma”), an Indian monk at the origin of Chan Buddhism in China (which later became Zen in Japan) and the practice of martial arts. at the famous Shaolin Monastery. Another version attributes the round shape of the daruma to the notion of perseverance. Indeed, like a tumbler, the daruma always gets up, thus illustrating the famous Japanese proverb “Fall 7 times, get up 8” which encourages you to continue your journey despite life's many obstacles.

Japan fascinates us for its culture rich in traditions and mythological tales. An emblematic and popular figurine of Japanese folklore, the daruma is said to have the power to grant our dearest wishes.

💮 Conditions: Good vintage condition, some stains.

⛩️ Size approximately: 3.7 cm high x 2 cm long x 1.2 cm deep

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