Protection Symbols

Symbols used to protect against evil and bring good luck. There are many protective symbols found in the world and throughout the ages. These symbols have been used to protect people and bring them good luck and good fortune. Some of these symbols were carved into tombs or drawn on walls of houses.…

Japanese Lucky Charms: The Guide to Omamori Guides ...

All over Japan, each shrine and temple you may drop in on sells small omamori—loosely translated, the word means amulet (as a form of protection) or talisman (as a provider of luck), and the kanji at the heart of the word means “to guide or protect.” They are meant to be put on or in your phone, purse, wallet, home wall, pocket, or the like.…

Ritual Objects, Symbols, & Weapons in Japanese Buddhism

Mudra of fearlessness & granting of protection. Helps to relieve the anxiety of devotees. Said to be the gesture of Shaka Nyorai (Historical Buddha) immediately after he attained enlightenment. Associated as well with Amoghasiddhi Buddha (Jp. = Fukūjōju; not frequently found in Japanese Buddhist sculpture). Amoghasiddhi means “inevitable ...…