Japanese traditional wooden doll Darum DIY
At the beginning of the Japanese tradition, the Japanese doll was simply the subject of a ritual and depicted gods or dead people. The first mention of their production from straw and clay, as well as rituals with them, are dated to the 6th century BC. The ancient Japanese made amulets that were supposed to protect them from misfortune, restore health and protect the family. They sincerely believed that the spirit of the deity was raised in Ningyo (doll, human form) and helps those who ask.
The famous traditional doll Darma is considered the prototype of the long-known tumbler. This toy has its own difficult legend, according to which Daruma was a monk who spent 9 years in a cave in a state of meditation. Since he stood motionless all the time, his arms and legs “fell”, and in honor of his religious “feat”, a toy was created without legs and arms. Daruma doll is incredibly popular among the Japanese, as a ritual Christmas toy to express desire. He is called the Almighty Darnay, and the whole new year is considered a family angel.