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Releasing Saturday, May 1stAloha kakou! This Saturday's release focuses on a familiar object that you've more than likely seen in almost every local resident's home, the Daruma doll. This one is a salute of sorts to our Japanese residents whom have played a significant role in helping building up Hawai'i as it is today, right alongside the Hawaiians, Filipinos, Chinese, etc. The significance of the Daruma doll goes back to a Buddhist monk named Bodhidharma, the father and founder of the Zen order of Buddhism, which depicts what Bodhidharma looked like. The Daruma doll is a symbol of good luck for the Japanese; the big round, white eyes are used to track goals, desires and wishes. When an individual buys...

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