I have alot of jpeg images of daruma dolls. If you email me, I'll send
them to you.
On Saturday, March 9, 2002, at 10:04 AM, BibelotsOutpost@aol.com wrote:
> The doll is based on the Bodhidharma, who brought the Zen school of
> Bhuddism from India to China.
> Here is one website with pictures and info:
> 1stchoicejapan.com - daruma doll
> http://www.1stchoicejapan.com/english/culture/daruma/about.phtml >
> and two books I used are Floating Lanterns and Golden Shrines -
> Celebrating Japanese Festivals by Rena Krasno, and
> Traditional Crafts from Japan, by Florence Temko.
> In a message dated 03/09/02 8:33:15 Central Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> Do the dolls have religious significance? Do you have an interesting
> site for more background info on the history design etc?