数珠巡礼Juzu Junrei (Rosary Pilgrimage)

In 2008 the 数珠巡礼会Juzu Junrei Kai (Rosary Pilgrimage Association) in Kyoto started the 数珠巡礼Juzu Junrei (Rosary Pilgrimage) as a new form of pilgrimage to encourage people to visit temples in Kyoto, Shiga and Hyogo Prefectures. Those who choose to participate not only do so to visit temples but to collect rosary beads at each temple with the temple’s name printed on them at ¥300 each. There are two kinds of beads, wooden (Japanese boxwood) ones for men or smaller red agate ones for women. Once the beads are collected, they can be made into rosaries or bracelets at the participant’s request.

I participated in 2009 when there were only 34 participating temples in Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures; thanks to a Mr. Man, I was able to go to 32 of them.

 My friend, Jun, who makes jewelry and has a knack for putting things together helped me to arrange the beads into bracelets in October 2010 (a lot happened before that, otherwise I wouldn’t have taken so long); because there were too many beads to make just one bracelet, I ended up buying some cracked beads at Crystal World in Shinkyogoku to have enough to make two: light orange for luck in work, light blue for luck in health and pale pink for luck in love (plus I just like pink anyway). Thanks to Jun who researched ahead for me, I took my beads into 鐘美堂 永松仏具店Shobido Nagamatsu Butsuguten, a shop that has specializes in Buddhist accessories where I paid ¥300 each to make my bracelets.

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Although most temples sold beads with their names on them, there were some that had characters or pictures to represent them…

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Currently I wear it everyday.☺

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