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January 31, 2013 9:21 AM   Subscribe

A Daruma doll will always remind you of your goal. First read it here then watched it here. Nana korobi yaoki!
posted by xicana63 (11 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Daruma dolls always work for me, am currently three for three on the ol' "grant my wish in exchange for your sight" achievement front!
posted by Callicvol at 9:38 AM on January 31, 2013

Also featured on a recent episode of Go On. Which presumably means it going to be showing up on a lot of other sitcoms as well in the near future, as these 'featured item' episodes seem to come in a rash, e.g. the recent spate of episodes featuring boys' baby baptism dresses (The New Normal, Hot in Cleveland, and another I forget).
posted by titus-g at 9:47 AM on January 31, 2013

I prefer the sunglasses version.
posted by Vorteks at 10:11 AM on January 31, 2013

Papercraft Daruma in multiple colors if you're interested in printing and making your own.
posted by sephira at 10:22 AM on January 31, 2013 [6 favorites]

Always good for some points in Katamari.
posted by dr_dank at 10:50 AM on January 31, 2013

I am not typically motivated by goal-setting, but this might do the trick. I'm envisioning an entire army of these lining my desk, silently judging my laziness with their one eye.
posted by Fig at 10:56 AM on January 31, 2013 [2 favorites]

Always good for some points in Katamari.

I was going to say, I'm surprised not to see a Cousin marooned on top of each head, jumping. Sometimes articles like these pop up and startle me into realizing just how many objects from Japanese culture I have a little file for somewhere in my mind, with no description but a name and a few locations, like "underneath the fridge, by the mandarin peels." Embarrassing, but by now embraced.
posted by mcoo at 11:05 AM on January 31, 2013

Domo arigato gozaimasu.
posted by tommasz at 11:24 AM on January 31, 2013

I love the idea, and enjoyed the Go On episode (seriously, I had never heard of these things before),, they aren't cute. Or at least they kinda freak me out to look at.

*gonna go print out paper ones now though, um.....*
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:36 PM on January 31, 2013

On second thought, never mind. Those things look bloody complicated to assemble.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:37 PM on January 31, 2013

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