Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Daruma! =O


Meyume here!

Well, since in the beggining I had made a audio recording, and I needed to use the secret flash player, but didnt have the skills to get it on here! XD
So, its a bit late, but this was for the new years, and I hope you enjoy (might be choppy/gross?), and thank you to Pocky who helped me with the code for nooooooooooo costs whats-so-ever. =3

INFORMATION(that Meyume didnt mention):
Daruma Dolls
Okiagari Koboshi (Tumbler Doll)

One of the most popular talismans of good luck in modern Japan is the armless, legless, and eyeless Daruma doll, or tumbler doll. Sold at temple festivals and fairs, the dolls are typically made of papier-mache, and painted red. When knocked on its side, the doll pops back to the upright position (hence "tumbler" doll, or "okiagari koboshi"). The doll comes in many sizes, normally a bit larger than a basketball. While most of the Daruma dolls are male, some Japanese localities have female daruma ("ehime daruma" or "princess daruma").

Update: Kami sent in his Daruma!

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7 Comments:

At Jan 2, 2007, 11:31:00 PM, Anonymous Kamisori said...

If you guys want... I can send you a photo of mine...
cost me 750yen... decent size...
I haven't painted him yet...
No goals here... :P
They are basically a good way to "Keep your EYES on the prize."

( Y )
(>'.'<)
( ")_( ")

 
At Jan 3, 2007, 2:41:00 AM, Blogger Pocky said...

That would be great Kami! You can email it to meyume at: meyume@ani-pock.net or you can upload it to imageshack.us and post the link here!

 
At Jan 3, 2007, 5:28:00 AM, Blogger Rin said...

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At Jan 3, 2007, 5:32:00 AM, Blogger Rin said...

OMG!!! XD When I was very young my dad went on a business trip to Japan for 2 weeks, which at that time seemed a very loooong time. Well, when he returned he gave me a wooden doll like in that picture, and placed it on the table. Then he tapped it with one finger and it rocked side to side, but never fell over. Of course I was fascinated by the doll, and kept tapping it to make it rock, but the face did kinda creep me out, it's eyes were all white and it looked very GRRISH, but wow *giggles* I didn't know what it was called. ^^;;;; I wish I still had that doll I think it got thrown out a long time ago, how come no one ever told me it brought good luck? DX<

Oh well, wow great to know, thanks Meyu-chan!! <333

 
At Jan 3, 2007, 10:15:00 AM, Blogger Kip said...

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down...
XD

 
At Jan 6, 2007, 2:52:00 PM, Anonymous Kamisori said...

Oh ya... sorry about the picture...
I haven't taken him out of his bag yet, because if I do... I best have something to aim for and paint his eye... but since I don't... I'm keeping him in there until I can think of something...

 
At Jan 8, 2007, 12:42:00 AM, Anonymous katsuhiro said...

ah cool!!! i have one...reminds me of when i was a kid...haha good old dayz

 

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