EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Daruma is a tumbling doll named after the famous Chinese Buddhist priest Dharma (Bodhidharma) who lived in the 6th century. The doll is known to be a charm warding off bad luck. When companies or other entities are established their owners often have a ceremony that includes painting in the eyeballs of a Daruma doll. This shop was among the several found near a Buddhist temple in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, specializing in Daruma (to ward off bad luck) and Manekineko (to call in good luck) dolls.