Daruma is a popular wish doll for healthy growth of a child or for success, and it is widely used and loved as a lucky charm for winning various elections.
People started to make Daruma in the Tamashima area of Kurashiki city after the war, and it has been sold at festivals.
Several companies used to manufacture Daruma, but now "Tamashima Daruma Tora Factory" is the only one. We are still producing more than 10,000 pieces a year, making us one of the leading Daruma manufacturers in western Japan.
The characteristic of Tamashima Daruma is to stand upright properly, expressing the indomitable spirit of Bodhidharma, eight successive rises after seven falls.
Tamashima Daruma Tora Factory
Address: 915-7 Tamashimaotoshima, Kurashiki, Okayama