Bodhidharma is said to be the model of “Bodhisattva Bodhisattva Daruma (also called Bodhisattva Soshi, Daruma Daishi),” which is said to be the founder of the Zen sect.
Legend has it that Bodhidharma, with his indomitable spirit, sat facing a wall in meditation for nine years, and by the time he attained enlightenment, his hands and feet had rotted away. Our image of him stems from this indomitable spirit and powerful ability to overcome adversity.
Bodhidharma also wore a red robe, a color considered to ward against evil in Japan, which has made the Daruma popular as a talisman for warding off evil.
""Fushiki""...Things beyond the scope of knowledge, things of an invisible nature not understandable (knowable) on a conscious level.
Made from a bamboo grown in Kagawa Prefecture and a Japanese Washi paper called ""Awa"".
Artisan: Takatoku Asano
About Marugame Uchiwa:
As the largest Japanese Uchiwa fan producer, it has been recognized for its production capacity and various designs since the Edo period. The red emblem on the package is a proof that the Uchiwa fan has been handmade in Japan, which is certified by the Kagawa Prefecture Uchiwa Cooperative Association. In 1997, Marugame Uchiwa fans were registered as Japanese Traditional Crafts by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Materials: Bamboo / Japanese Paper
*The size of each items vary slightly from one to another because they are all handmade."