"Erosuki | Daruma Nodder"


Dimensions: 6-0” h

This type of Sosaku Daruma Nodder comes from the Zuigan-ji, temple in Sendai, founded in 828 by a sect of Esoteric Buddhism. Nyogetsuin’s dolls are characterized by having over-scaled facial features such as large “white” eyes and large nose. The bodies are beautifully painted in red, black and white in an almost sumi- e’ manner. The temple Zuigan-Ji was greatly damaged during the earthquake on March 11, 2011. The dolls are now considered rare and precious and won the Minister of International Trade and Industry Prize.

Vintage Condition: “As is” with some scattered light wear or stain that does not affect the design, and retains the original craft/workmanship. Any discoloration, chipping/cracking, surface wear or structural damage noted.