Saturday, February 15, 2014

Literally, Yuki Daruma

Oh shoot, I didn't finish that top kanji. It was supposed to be 福.
Ok, so you know how snowmen are, right? Three big snowy balls. Well Japanese snowmen typically have two big snowy balls instead. 

But that's not really important. What's important for now is that the Japanese word for "snowman" is "yukidaruma". "Yuki" means "snow" and a "daruma" is a traditional doll that, like Weebles, wobbles but doesn't fall down. But daruma are more egg-shaped than two-balls-on-top-of-each-other-shaped, so that's why I decided to make an actual yukidaruma; a daruma made out of yuki.

Check out how mediocre it turned out! Even so, I worked hard on this thing, so its mediocrity isn't gonna stop me from sharing it.
Click to enlarge.
There's a banana for scale, but it's still in the kitchen and not in the frame.

Building a daruma out of snow also exemplifies the Buddhist idea of impermanence.

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