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 tattoo, 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.
[A little information about Kuubokumon] 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.
Accessory style : Bracelet Small
Word (Sumi) Color : Black
Clay color : Center Bead - Black&White, Other Beads - White
Bead : diameter 0.4 in (1.0 cm)
about 0.7 oz (20g)
[Length of string]
OPTION 1: 7.1 in (18 cm)
OPTION 2: 8.3 in (21 cm)
OPTION 3: 9.1 in (23 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.
To measure your wrist, use a string or anything flexible, wrap it around your wrist and measure how long it is. After that, add 2-3cm (depending on how tight you would like it) to your wrist diameter and the bracelet should fit perfect. We recommend closer to 2cm for small bead bracelets and 3cm for large bead bracelets due to the diameter of the beads.
Also, the clasp of the bracelet can be moved over one bead at a time to help the fit.
If you prefer a different size than above options, please select "Custom size", and write your size in centimeter on the "Add a note to your order" section during the checkout. We can have one custom made for you.
* This item will be shipped from Japan. This item cannot be shipped in combination with other Domo Store items.
* The nature of this handcrafted piece will produce a slight difference in detail which makes each piece an original.
* It will take about 2-3 weeks for the delivery. We will send you the tracking number after we ship from Japan.
* There will be no exchanges or refunds for this item.