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Re: Japanese Daruma dolls


From: Susan Bennett (sbennett_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Mar 10 2002 - 09:31:33 PST

Do the dolls have religious significance? Do you have an interesting site for more background info on the history design etc?

  In the midst of doing this project with 1st and 2nd grades ~
  Japanese Daruma dolls, a folk toy based on the the legend of a
  Zen Bhuddist monk. The toy, traditionally made with a rounded
  body weighted at the bottom so that it always rights itself