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Tendai Ohira Juzu Japanese Black Ebony wood Prayer beads Kyoto Buddhism Zen dhyāna
Material : Black ebony wood, Band ebony wood, Rosewood, White Bodhi, lignum vitae wood, Silk cord (not stretch)
Head bead : about 20mm
Main beads : about 16mm
Disciple beads : about 8-9mm
Tassel balls : about 19mm
Length : about 30cm
Handmade in Kyoto, JAPAN
In Japan, Buddhists have Prayer beads (Juzu, Nenju). Kyoto is famous as a producing center of Prayer beads.
Prayer beads are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, breaths while meditating, counting prostrations, or the repetitions of a buddha's name.
This Prayer beads is Tendai's one. Tendai is a school of Mahayana Buddhism in Japan, a descendant of the Chinese Tiantai or Lotus Sutra school. A center of Japanese Tendai "Enryaku-ji temple" is on Mount Hiei, Northern Kyoto. It's also famous as UNESCO World Heritage Site.