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Making a Daruma yourself

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  • Gabi Greve
    . Dear Grandpa Daruma Bob, There is little time at the moment, but will the following help you? You can make a kigata yourself, use soft wood, says my do it
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 27, 2004
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      Dear Grandpa Daruma Bob,

      There is little time at the moment, but will the following help you?
      You can make a kigata yourself, use soft wood, says my do it yourself
      husband.
      Greetings from very shaky Japan
      Gabi


      Making a Daruma

      http://www.darumanetjapan.com/english/da_text/ds.html

      This is the wooden model for a daruma, kigata
      http://dobashi.jp/special/021206/PC061056.JPG

      Here are the 18 stages of making one
      大きく分けて18の工程があるそうです。
      1. 木型に食用油を塗る spread cooking oil on the wooden model
      2. 木型にだるま紙(柳生和紙:仙台)をはる stick special “Daruma
      paper” from Sendai on the wood model
      3. 角又を火にかけてとかす put the Kakumata (from silkworms, see
      below) over fire to melt it
      4. 角又をだるま紙の上に塗る spread the Kakumata over the Daruma
      paper.
      5. 木型に合わせてだるまの形を作る make a form like the wooden
      model
      6. 形のゆがみを直す correct all the mistakes and folds of the
      form
      7. 直射日光で3〜5日干す let it dry in the sun for 3 to 5 days
      (小だるま3日、大だるま7〜10日) small Daruma 3 days, Big one 7 to 10
      days
      8. 背中を割って木型からはずす split the back and get the wooden
      model out
      9. 取り出しただるまの背中を和紙ではる plaster more daruma paper
      over the split on the back
      10. 目を切って粘土の目玉を入れる cut the eyes and put them in
      place
      11. 底におきあがりをつける put some heavy part on the bottom (so
      the doll will rise by itself)
      12. 宝船、大黒、恵比寿をつける paint some motives on the belly
      (like boat, Ebisu etc.)
      13. 胡粉(貝殻の粉に膠を加えたもの)を塗る spread kofun (a
      special white powder)
      14. 干す let it dry
      15. だるまに赤色を塗る paint the Earuma in red color
      16. 干す let it dry
      17. 顔の肌色を塗る paint the color of the face
      18. 仕上げ(仕上げの20工程へ進む) begin the finish of the doll
      in 20 steps (painting red, let dry, painting, let dry…)
      塗っては乾かし、塗っては乾かし.
      Look at more pictures of this store here
      http://dobashi.jp/special/021206/


      KAKUMATA
      http://ss.nises.affrc.go.jp/nisesDB/bombygen/data/data112.html
      http://ss.nises.affrc.go.jp/nisesDB/bombygen/data-eng/data112E.html


      Here are some links with the process of making
      http://www.city.takasaki.gunma.jp/kankou/tsukuri.htm
      http://www7.ocn.ne.jp/~c-hariko/make.htm
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