Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Daruma - Here's One for my Dad

I remember when we lived in Japan when I was a kid, my dad loved daruma. The idea is that you buy one of these round, red figures, make a wish and paint in one of the eyes with a black pen or paintbrush. Then when your wish or prayer comes true, you paint in the other eye. I had fun sketching a few daruma in a small restaurant in Ueno while I waited for my lunch to arrive. Then on my last day in Japan, in the surprisingly lovely town of Narita, near the airport, I saw a huge display of daruma on sale. Here's to you, dad. 

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