The Daruma Doll is a symbol of good luck in Japan and a reminder of one’s goals. New dolls are typically purchased at the start of the year with both eyes blank. Once a goal has been decided, the owner draws one eye signifying their commitment to the goal. If the goal is reached, the second eye is drawn.
Katsuoji Temple on the outskirts of Osaka is known as the temple of victory, many people return their completed Daruma Dolls to the temple grounds as a gesture of thank you for allowing them to achieve their goal 🙏