Jōdo Agate Juzu Prayer beads
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Agate Juzu Prayer beads
Materials : Agate, Silk cord
Full length : about 25cm
Diameter : about 8cm (not elastic)
Head bead : about 10mm
Main beads : about 7mm
Weight : 43g
Handmade in Kyoto, Japan
This Juzu is a Jodo-shu’s formal style one.The official rosary of Jodo sect (Jyudo-shuu) is called "daily routine". It is a shape connecting two wheels. The size for men is nine-sized(27cm) , and there are two kinds, "30,000 Pure Land" and "6,000 Pure Pure Land". "30 thousand Pure Land" has a bigger ball, and the number of balls will decrease accordingly.
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.
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