Daruma dolls have been made in Mizuho since approximately 100 years ago. These daruma dolls are known as "Tokyo Daruma" or "Tama Daruma." There are still 5 daruma-making professionals in Mizuho who carefully make each one by hand.
The Daruma Festivals held at the start of the year is extremely popular in various locations.
Talking to a daruma-making professional The special daruma paint doesn't dry unless it's sunny outside and I can move on to the next step until it does. It's hard to dry the paint on rainy days. The paint is a better quality now than it was in the past and so the daruma dolls are easier to paint. I'm used to painting faces on the daruma dolls and so I don't make any mistakes.