Daruma is used to pray for passing of exams and achievement of goals. Coupled with its round and adorable look, it is a really popular item.
Regardless of how many times it falls, daruma always rise. It is the epitome of perseverance and hard work.
Many darumas do not have eyes painted on. It is said that you can draw its left eye while thinking about your wish, and after your wish is fulfilled, you will then draw his right eye to express gratitude.