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Kotan Black wood & Dushan Jade Japanese Traditional Juzu Buddhist Prayer beads
Material : Kotan （Tiger Rosewood） & Dushan Jade, Silk cord
Head bead : about 20mm
Main bead : about 16mm
Diameter : about 88mm (not stretch)
This is a one-handed Prayer beads. Since it is an abbreviated rosary, it can be used by any sect.
Handmade in Kyoto, JAPAN
Kotan is a kind of Rosewood, which has a beautiful grain like a tiger stripe pattern.
It is a kind of Karagi that lives in tropical regions such as India and Sri Lanka.
Because the grain is beautiful and very high in decoration value, it is easy to process and elastic, but hard,
It has been used for Buddhist wares, building materials and furniture since ancient times.
Dushan Jade : A classic Chinese "jade", composed mainly of anorthite and zoisite with minor hornblende and variable amounts of a number of accessory minerals such as chrome-bearing micas, chromian epidote, prehnite, titanite, tourmaline and volkonskoite, which impart various shades of green colours. Dushan Jade is one of the most famous jades in China.
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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