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 “Senju Kannon” (God of Mercy)
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 tattoo, T-shirts design etc with sense of reverence.
In Japan, this Sanskrit character ‘hriiH’ (reading KIRIKU) represents Senju Kannon and Amida Nyorai.
Kannon is known as the God (Goddess) of Mercy (Sanskrit: Sahasrabhuja-Arya-Avalokitesvara) and Senju Kannon means Thousand-Armed Kannon; one of Japan’s most beloved esoteric forms of Kannon. Senju Kannon is said to have one thousand arms, with the palm of each hand containing one eye and was worshipped independently as a central object of devotion, often prayed to for avoiding illness, eye problems, and blindness.
Senju Kannon is the patron of people born in the Zodiac Year of the Rat (Year of Birth: 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)
Considered as Buddha of Infinite Light (Sanskrit: Amitabha Tathagata), Amida Nyorai is a celestial Buddha who has the ability to intervene in this world and save people in a god-like manner. He has passed the bodhisattva path and has achieved superhuman powers giving him the power to live in the heavens.
Amida Nyorai is the patron of people born in the Zodiac Year of the Dog (Year of Birth: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)
Accessory style : Bracelet (Ball – Large)
Word (Sumi) Color : White
Clay Color: Black
Ball diameter: 0.6 in (1.5cm)
about 1.24 oz (35 g)
[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.