When there’s something immediately happening in Japan with Ghostbusters, all I need to do is see a tweet/or re-tweet from Ghostbusters Japan. (Twitter) This is where I recently learned a new Ghostbusters collectible is coming out and it seems so Japanese. I say that with the highest of compliments.
As on-line software translation isn’t perfect I didn’t quite get the idea of these Daruma toys. I chalked it up as another type of vinyl figure without knowing anything about Daruma.
If like me you’re not very familiar with Daruma, let’s consult Google.
The Daruma doll (達磨 daruma ?), also known as a Dharma doll, is a hollow, round, Japanese traditional doll modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism.
When I originally saw not only a Mr. Stay-Puft Daruma doll I didn’t think of that. Considering my western up bringing and Christian faith it makes sense Buddhism didn’t occur to me. However sumo wrestling did. Something else I don’t really understand, also respect. Continue reading “Ghostbusters Daruma Club Stay Puft Figure”