The Daruma is a traditional Japanese doll. It's modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of the ZEN tradition of Buddhism.
Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement.
Darumas are still usually made of papier-mâché, have a round shape, are hollow and weighted at the bottom.
They will always return to an upright position when tilted over.
This characteristic has come to symbolize the ability to have success, overcome adversity, and recover from misfortune.