Sunday, February 20, 2011


Bodhidharma aka Daruma a Buddhist mystic.
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A Japanese figure of Bodhidharma (aka Daruma), a Buddhist mystic, apparently called the The Blue-Eyed Barbarian. He meditated for 9 years and it was said that afterwards the only thing left of him was his head which his disciples would carry around.

If I remember correctly this little sculpture was a netsuke.

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