LUCKY GOURD KEY CHAIN
GOOD HEALTH AND PROTECTION
This Omamori is in the design of the 瓢箪 Hyotan (Lucky Gourd). Gourds have been used since ancient times both as medicine bottles and as good luck charms to ward off illness and bad luck.
The gourd is thought to be protective because negative energy or ill health get drawn into the gourd, flow through the narrow part and become trapped inside the lower section, thus keeping you safe. This omamori is intended to be used along with standard medical care.
Inside the gourd is a secret picture of Ame no Uzume no Mikoto, and is intended to call on her protection as you travel the path to good health.
The Lucky Gourd omamori is made of resistant plastic suitable for rougher environments, such as attachment to a key ring, backpack, or gym bag. The brass bell makes a bright tinkling sound, even if it’s inside a bag or purse. This omamori was made in Japan.
Duration: This omamori is thought to absorb negative energy so it is traditional to replace it annually, or sooner if it gets cracked or broken.
A variety of different colors are available.