Dreams to Dreams
Custom DCTO by Qris Yamashita, Los Angeles, CA
While meditating Daruma once fell asleep and was so angry with himself that he ripped off his eyelids so he would never sleep again. Where his eyelids fell, the first tea bushes grew; and when monks brewed the leaves of the bush it enabled them to stay awake through their own meditations.
Qris is well known in the community not only for her superb graphic design skills and spirited taiko drumming, but over the years she has produced a series of beautiful mochitsuki posters, which are reflected in this homage to the daruma.
Mixed Media, 20"H including stem.