4/20/2005

Yamabuki <> Yellow Daruma

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Yamabuki - Yellow Daruma Dolls

It all started with this yellow Daruma,
which Chibi (Dennis Holmes) send me.



The yellow Daruma is good for your luck with money (yellow > gold), so in the last few years with the depression hanging around, these yellow Daruma are growing in number.
金運の黄色いだるまの効果ってすごいや!

The yellow color of GOLD in the Edo period was often called
“Yamabuki-iro”, the color of the wild yellow rose literally, "mountain breath"; Kerria japonica, which flowers in Spring.

On the chart of traditional Japanese colors, here is our Yamabuki-Iro
1253 山吹色 ( やまぶきいろ #E8CC34 ) and nine other variations.
During the Edo period, light colors were not allowed, so they named many colors simply and "invented" 48 shades of tea color and 100 rat-gray shades 「四拾八茶・百鼠」
http://homepage2.nifty.com/corel/LIB/doumei_ishoku.htm


Traditional Edo Kimono Colors of 100 rat-gray shades (hyaku nezumi)
There is also a "yamabuki nezumi" a yellow-gray in the list.
山吹鼠(やまぶきねず)
http://www.kimono28.com/100nezu.htm

I have written about traditional colours here too:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Darumasan-Japan/message/794

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Yellow is also the color of the Hanshin Tigers Baseball Team, so a yellow Daruma is an item for the Fans of the Club.


http://www.darumanetjapan.com/


More goods of the Hanshin Tigers
Wristwatch with yellow Daruma
http://image.www.rakuten.co.jp/again7/img1018739326.jpeg
http://www.rakuten.co.jp/again7/598099/604992/


Group of 13 yellow Daruma


http://www.darumanetjapan.com/daruma-lineJ/color.html


Group of many yellow Daruma from Tower Records


http://www.darumanetjapan.com/daruma-lineJ/color.html


More Daruma in many colors
http://www.darumanetjapan.com/daruma-lineJ/color.html

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The Daruma Market at Sumiyoshi Jinja

The Daruma which Chibi send us has the inscription
"Sumiyoshi Jinja" 住吉神社 on the belly.
So here is a great page with music and superb photos from this shrine.
By Wada Yoshio san.
http://wadaphoto.jp/japan/oume.htm

….. The Sumiyoshi Jinja Shrine
http://wadaphoto.jp/japan/images/oume09m.jpg



住吉に灯のとぼりけり鳴雲雀
sumiyoshi ni hi no tobori keri naku hibari

at Sumiyoshi
lamps are burning
larks are singing


Kobayashi Issa
Tr. David Lanoue

. The Sumiyoshi Shrines of Japan .

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Medicine pack with red and yellow Daruma



ネオ眞治
風邪のお薬。赤いだるまと黄色だるまがお熱な顔!!赤と黄色の玉薬。
喘息の症状改善効果がある塩酸メチルエフェドリン配合!!かぜ!!早く良くなれっ!
http://fumojabull.at.infoseek.co.jp/retrodrugs.html


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. kin un Daruma 金運だるま
Daruma for luck with money
 

made from real gold, or yellow dolls


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More pictures in my Hariko Papermachee Doll Album
Look at Nr. 02, 06 and then 44 to 48.

My PHOTO ALBUM


Link with essays about Colors, in Japanese
http://www2u.biglobe.ne.jp/~color/all/l_12_essay.htm


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yellow Daruma -
spring must be just
around the corner




. Yellow Mountain Rose (yamabuki)  
Kerria japonica
kigo for Japanese haiku

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Shared by Pat Geyer
Joys of Japan, February 2012


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2 comments:

sakuo said...

黄色い達磨さん始めてです。どうなってるのかしら?
不思議です。

sakuo

Gabi Greve said...

Ooryuuji 黄竜寺 Oryu-Ji
“Yellow Dragon Temple”

http://dragondarumamuseum.blogspot.jp/2012/10/oryu-ji-temples.html
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