The center figure is a representation of Bodhidarma, also known as Daruma or Tamo. The traditional Daruma figure is a balanced figure that will not stay down if knocked over, it will right itself automatically. This automatic righting is representative of the Buddhist saying "Seven times down, eight times up". This is a common saying among early Jidokwan members. Traditional Daruma gourds, painting, wood carving, ceramic and window shutters from a temple all show the Otugi style.