Exclusive item from Japanese accessory brand "Kuubokumon".
Kuubokumon's original accessory with Kanji "Ryu (Dragon)" in the center. The bonji characters on the left and right of the middle pendant read Ryu & U, together Ryu-u means dragon as well.
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.
Ryu (Doragon) ;
Protector of Buddhist Law
Symbol of Imperial Power
Controller of Rain & Tempests
Bringer of Wealth & Fortune
Magical Shape Shifter
A mythological animal of Chinese origin, and a member of the NAGA (Sanskrit) family of serpentine creatures who protect Buddhism. Japan's dragon lore comes predominantly from China. Asian dragons are rarely depicted as malevolent. Although fearsome and powerful, dragons are equally considered just, benevolent, and the bringers of wealth and good fortune. The dragon is also considered a shape shifter who can assume human form and mate with people.
[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 : Three medallion pendants
Word (Sumi) Color : Center - White, Lfef&Right - Black (Japanese Gansai Watercolor... Made from natural pigments by a drying process, not man made pigments or dyes.)
Clay Color: Center - Black&Red, Left&Right - Black
[Center Pendant Size]
Height 1.4 in (3.85cm) / Width: 1.14. in (2.9 cm) / Thickness: 0.12 in (0.3cm)
about 0.71 oz (20g)
[Length of string]
19.70 in (50 cm) (Dark brown Kyogumi string)
The length of the string can be adjusted by sliding the joint in the middle of the string and you can match with your fashion.
*For string used tough kyogumi string which was used for decoration string for samurai weapon from old times in Japan.
* 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.