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Kotan Black wood & Red Tiger eye Japanese Traditional Juzu Buddhist Prayer beads
Material : Kotan ( Tiger Rosewood) & Red Tiger eye, Silk cord
Head bead : about 16mm
Main bead : about 13mm
Diameter : about 86mm (not stretch)
This is a one-handed rosary. 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.
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.