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Seven times down, eight times up! Japanese good luck charms!

When passing through a Japanese run shop, business or restaurant you might have caught a glimpse of a small and oddly egg shaped doll. Mostly red in color and painted with a stern but vivid face on it and quite often depicted with one eye only willfully glaring at you.

They are called Daruma dolls and are not to be feared! These traditional talisman are not there to entice respect of the bespoke establishment or cast away evil spirits but have their roots in ancient Buddhism and are often seen as a symbol of good luck, encouragement and perseverance towards a set goal. This makes them perfect souvenirs and presents for all kinds of occasions that require your tenacity or as the Japanese would say “ganbatte” spirit! Continue reading “Seven times down, eight times up! Japanese good luck charms!”

Introducing Kyokushin World Union – KWU mascot, Daruma

The working group of the Organizing committee of the 3rd Championship of the World 2017 is in Tokyo.

In its program is the visit to the KWF KARATE GRANDPRIX, which will is held in Chiba city under the guidance of Shihan Noriyuki Tanaka. There General Secretary of KWU, Mr. Sergey Suvorov introduced the mascot of the 3rd KWUCHAMP Tokyo 2017 – Daruma – The Japanese wishing doll.

Please say Hello to Daruma!

KWU General Secretary Mr. Sergey Suvorov and Producer of the 3rd KWUCHAMP, Mr. Aleksandr Zeytz (‘Zeytz Project’) with Daruma – the Japanese wish doll. Continue reading “Introducing Kyokushin World Union – KWU mascot, Daruma”