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Set 2020 Intentions with a Daruma Doll

Written by: Azusa Kondo

January 9th , 2020

Set 2020 Intentions with a Daruma Doll

Found in homes and temples across Japan, Daruma dolls symbolize good luck and perseverance, offering an opportunity to overcome challenges and achieve one's goals.  Named after the monk and founder of Zen Buddhism, Daruma dolls are traditionally bought at the start of a new year. 

Here’s how to use your Daruma doll to achieve your 2020 goals.

How to Use Daruma Dolls

Step 1. Determine your resolution or goal for the new year.

Step 2. Set your intention by filling in the pupil of the doll’s left eye.


Step 3. Place the doll in a prominent space inside your home for a daily reaffirmation and reminder of your resolution.

Step 4. Thank the Daruma for helping achieve the goal by filling in the right pupil. 

Made of paper, the dolls are traditionally burned at the end of the year, symbolizing a return to the earth and creating space for fresh resolutions.