Origin : Japan
Made of : porcelain - potery
Classification : things / food
Maker : ?
About "Ningyoyaki" (ningyoyaki - 人形焼) :
Ningyo-yaki means literally 'grilled doll' and seems to take its name from the Tokyo Ningyocho district which used to be famous for making dolls. It is a small snack cake cooked in an iron mold and shaped in various figures like Shichifukujin, one of seven gods of fortune, the Asakusa Kaminarimon gate and it's giant lantern, the Asakusa pagoda, manga characters, etc. It is generally filled with sweet red bean paste.
Nigyo-yaki is very close to the taiyaki which is molded in the shape of a fish.
About "Daruma doll" (daruma - 達磨) :
The Daruma doll is a hollow and round Japanese figure representing Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen buddhist sect. The Daruma doll is considered as a talisman and Japanese paint one of his eyes when they make a wish. If it comes true, they paint the other one.