Daruma à la limite du groteque.jpg

Daruma is supposed to have meditated in front of a wall for 9 years but I think that we should interpret this as the time of a pregnancy,that would explain why during the Edo period he became so popular as a child protector and was supposed to be an engimono able to facilitate delivery. He was often the butt of jokes look at that one his face screwed up humorously in a grimace