Kuubokumon is an original accessory line from Kyoto, Japan with Kanji design elements utilizing Bonji as motif. This is a one-of-a-kind Japanese accessory with handcrafted carved sumi word on ceramic. Kuubokumon artist, MUGEN custom creates each piece by hand and care. We are proud to bring this original artisan jewelry made from a true heartfelt artist.
Handcraft Bonji Bracelet “Monju Bosatsu” (Manjushri)
Exclusive item from Japanese accessory brand “Kuubokumon”
Bonji is Sanskrit characters started in ancient India and used essentially by Shingon Buddhists in Japan to write out mantra and sutras in Sanskrit. It was introduced to Japan by Ku-Kai in 806 AD after he had studied Sanskrit and Mantrayana Buddhism in China. It is believed that each word represents Buddha and that it has a power to protect people and guide them to right direction just by wearing it. Nowadays, it is often used for tatoo, T-shirts design etc with sense of reverence.
Monju Bosatsu (Manjushri in Sanskrit) symbolizes wisdom and the enlightened mind (realization). As the Bodhisattva of wisdom and insight, Monju appears in many of the Mahayana sutras such as the Flower Garland Sutra and the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra. Some sutras refer to him as a teacher of the Buddhas. In modern Japan, students pay homage to Monju in the hopes of passing school examinations.
According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, if you were born in the Year of the Rabbit (1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011) then Monju is your patron deity.
Accessory style : Bracelet Small
Word (Sumi) Color : Black
Clay color : Center Ball – Black&White, Other Balls – White
Ball : diameter 0.4 in (1.0 cm)
about 0.7 oz (20g)
[Length of string]
OPTION 1: 9.1 in (23. cm)
OPTION 2: 8.3 in (21 cm)
OPTION 3: 7.1 in (18 cm)
(Including Dark brown Kyogumi string)
*For string used tough kyogumi string which was used for decoration string for samurai weapon from old times in Japan.