Daruma Mugs. The design of daruma (sometimes called wishing dolls) varies widely by region and artist in Japan. They’re used as a focus for goals. When you purchase one, its eyes aren’t filled in. You choose a goal or prayer, fill in one eye, and set it in a place where it serves as a reminder. And when your goal is achieved, you celebrate by filling in the second eye.
Different colors represent different areas of life in which you might have goals. Red is traditional, and it symbolizes good luck or good fortune. Blue is specifically for those pursuing goals at school (academic achievement) or at work (success or promotion). We’ll eventually add more colors. Maybe more designs, too.
I designed this one as an homage to the avian clans. Do you see the birds?