Hoju, Sacred Orbs with Eto, the Twelve Animals of the Zodiac
0.78 W x 1.96 H in
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“To Repel Evil and Bring Good Luck”
The twelve figures are the animals of the Asian zodiac, each holding a sacred orb, a traditional talisman believed to ward off evil and attract good luck. Hoju, which means the gem that makes all your dreams come true, often decorates the rooftops of Japanese shrines and temples. It is believed to repel misfortunes and bring in luck and good news.
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