Dharma is the founder of Zen Buddhism, which is one of the dominations in Buddishsm. This ornament was modeled on Dharma sitting. In Japan, once you set a goal, then you paint the right eye with black color and if you reach your goal then you paint the left eye with black color. Dharma are popular symbols of good luck when making wishes or celebrating. 100% made in Japan . The material is paper-mashade. The measures approx.4.5" (11.5cm) tall and 11.5" (29cm) in circumferences. It is brand new.