Object No. 11
I can’t remember where I had first seen a Daruma doll but I have long since enjoyed the idea behind them. The most widely known use of the doll involves painting in one eye while making a commitment to accomplish a great task or goal. Close to making a wish but more grounded in realistic goals. The second eye is painted in when the goal has been achieved. There is a long history behind the legend of these paper-mache dolls and it’s an interesting read over on Wikipedia if your curious to learn more.
While I have never spent any real time exploring Japan, I have daydreamed and read enough to feel as though I have. The only time I have spent there was in an airport while passing through on a connecting flight in Tokyo and this is exactly when I came across this in a gift shop full of trinkets from the country. I still have hopes to eventually make my way to Japan to fulfill a long standing goal to explore the land of the rising sun. Until then, daydreams will have to do.