Black Hook Press popped along to Yonabe Gallery, Yokohama to check out their Daruma exhibition that runs until 10th January.
The exhibition shows a variety of Daruma dolls customized by local artists/street artists/tattooists etc.
The Daruma doll (達磨), also known as a Dharma doll, is a hollow, round, Japanese traditional doll modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism.
Though considered an omocha, meaning toy, Daruma has a design that is rich in symbolism and is regarded more as a talisman of good luck to the Japanese. Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement.
If you go then dont forget to pop into Pizza Myro (its just round the corner) for a slice of the best pizza in Yokohama!
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