There are thousands of Shinto shrines in Japan, the native religion of the Japanese, including large networks of hundreds of shrines dedicated to the same god, and standalone ones that are only worshiped by the people of a particular neighborhood. But there is one shrine that all Japanese recognize as important: Ise Jingu shrine in Mie Prefecture, dedicated to the goddess of sun and closely related to the Imperial Family. The Ise Sacred Tree and Natural Stone Bracelet brings a small piece of the shrine to your wrist!
A variation of the juzu, the rosary Buddhists hold and often wear as bracelets, the Ise Sacred Tree and Natural Stone Bracelet is made of 26 beads, the main and biggest one of which are made of the wood from a cedar tree on the grounds of Ise Jingu. Three more of the beads are made of quartz and the rest of picture jasper. Ise Jingu is regarded as a place of incredible spiritual power and this 16.5 cm (6.5") bracelet contains some of that power. And at the same time, it's a beautiful item that you can wear both in your everyday life and on special occasions!
Specs and Features:
- Bracelet circumference: approx. 16.5 cm (6.5")
- Beads: 26
- Materials: Ise cedar, quartz, picture jasper
- Comes with 8-page A4 booklet (Japanese)