Exclusive item from Japanese accessory brand "Kuubokumon".
Bonji is Sanskrit characters started in ancient India and used essentially by Shingon Buddhists in Japan to write out mantra and sutras in Sanskrit. It was introduced to Japan by Ku-Kai in 806 AD after he had studied Sanskrit and Mantrayana Buddhism in China. It is believed that each word represents Buddha and that it has a power to protect people and guide them to right direction just by wearing it. Nowadays, it is often used for tatoo, T-shirts design etc with sense of reverence.
The word for this item represents "Dainichi Nyorai" (Sanskrit = Vairocana or Maha Vairocana), a celestial Buddha who is known as the "great Illuminator" . Dainichi means "the great sun" and shines on all things with a light far more powerful than the sun. In esoteric Japanese Buddhism, the Dainichi Nyorai represents the entire universe itself and is considered the central Buddha. It is believed that he brings wealth, good luck and prosperity.
[A little information about Kuubokumon]
Kuubokumon is an original accessory line from Kyoto, Japan with Kanji design elements utilizing Bonji as motif. This is a one-of-a-kind Japanese accessory with handcrafted carved sumi word on ceramic. Kuubokumon artist, MUGEN custom creates each piece by hand and care. We are proud to bring this original artisan jewelry made from a true heartfelt artist.
Accessory style : Bracelet Medium
Word (Sumi) Color : White (Japanese Gansai Watercolor... Made from natural pigments by a drying process, not man made pigments or dyes.)
Clay Color: Black
Ball : diameter 0.5 in (1.3cm)
about 0.84 oz (23.80 g)
[Length of string]
OPTION 1: 9.1 in (23. cm)
OPTION 2: 8.3 in (21 cm)
OPTION 3: 7.1 in (18 cm)
(Including Dark brown Kyogumi string)
*For string used tough kyogumi string which was used for decoration string for samurai weapon from old times in Japan.
Please write "OPTION 1", "OPTION 2" or "OPTION 3" on the comment space
To measure your wrist, use a string or anything flexible, wrap it around your wrist and measure how long it is. After that, add 2-3cm (depending on how tight you would like it) to your wrist diameter and the bracelet should fit perfect. We recommend closer to 2cm for small bead bracelets and 3cm for large bead bracelets due to the diameter of the beads.
Also, the clasp of the bracelet can be moved over one bead at a time to help the fit.
If you prefer a different size than above options, please write your size in centimeter on the comment section during the checkout.
We can have one custom made for you.
* This item will be shipped from Japan. This item cannot be shipped in combination with other Domo Store items.
* The nature of this handcrafted piece will produce a slight difference in detail which makes each piece an original.
* It will take about 2-3 weeks for the delivery. We will send you the tracking number after we ship from Japan.
* There will be no exchanges or refunds for this item.