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27cm Tendai Juzu Japanese lignum vitae wood Prayer beads Kyoto Buddhism Zen dhyāna
Material : lignum vitae wood, Jade, Silk cord (not stretch)
Head bead : about 16mm
Main beads : about 12mm
Length : about 27cm
Handmade in Kyoto, JAPAN
lignum vitae : also called guayacan or guaiacum, and in parts of Europe known as Pockholz, from trees of the genus Guaiacum.
The name Lignum Vitae is Latin, and means tree of life, or wood of life, which is derived from the tree’s many medicinal uses.
Heartwood color can range from a olive to a dark greenish brown to almost black, sometimes with a reddish hue.
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.
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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