Junction Produce Hanging Japanese Tengu Charm (般若) (Black Mask)
Japanse Tengu Mask Charm (Hanging)
Small Charm that is unique in Japanese culture, Tengu has deep meaning of anti-corruption of wisdom, dating back to the 1100's.
Tengu are of two physical types: karasu tengu 烏天狗 identified by a bird's head and beak; and konoha tengu 木の葉天狗 distinguished by a human physique but with wings and a long nose (also called yamabushi tengu). This type of tengu often carries a feather fan in one hand. Because of its long nose, tengu are associated with the Shinto deity Sarudahiko (Sarutahiko) 猿田彦 who takes on the visage of a monkey, and tengu masks play a prominent role in some religious festivals. The long nose relates to the Tenguís hatred of arrogance and prejudice. Priests with no true knowledge, prideful individuals, those attached to fame, and those who willfully mislead or misuse the Buddhist cannons are turned into the long-nosed Yamabushi Tengu (or sent to Tengudo, the realm of the Tengu) after their deaths. Corrupt Buddhist monks and corrupt Buddhist monestaries were in fact a major concern throughout Japanís middle ages. Tengu are thus seen as protectors of the Dharma (Buddhist law), and punish those who mislead the people. Over time, the folklore of tengu and yamabushi become intertwined, and even the crow tengu (karasu tengu) begin wearing the robes and caps of priests.
Also attached to the Tengu charm is the certificate of prayer, which is to aid in safe travels in your car & family.
These have been prayed upon by famous monks from Tokyo's shrine so called "ASAKUSA KANNON".
You can hang this in the car, or anywhere in your home. (Primary intention is in the car).