Modeled after Bodhidharma the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism these dolls come with no eyes. The idea is to set a wish or a goal and paint in one eye and this helps you focus on your goal and keep you motivated until it is achieved . When your goal is reached you paint in the other eye.
People often do this for New year setting a goal for the year ahead.
This is my daruma ( still only has one eye)
I will never give up on my goal I painted this over four years ago now.
These daruma are in the shop in London called Wagumi . I never realised until I saw these that you could get different colours for different things. Green is for sporting success and fitness,red good luck, yellow for money,orange school success,purple for self improvement.
I hope if you buy one your dreams come true.