Takubo Straw amulet ornament "Hougyoku"
The "Hougyoku" helps avert calamity and achieve your dreams. This amulet is made from the golden-yellow straw instead of the fresh, green straw, mowed before the rice ripens.
Warazaiku, straw amulets, made from rice straw by the Japanese Kai family, who have been growing and braiding rice straw into traditional objects of good fortune for generations. Based in the township of Takachiho, Miyazaki prefecture, an old, sacred ground, sometimes called a “mythic village”, each Warazaiku shape and knot type offers a different story, from guarding against evil to bearing good luck.
Designer: Warazaiku Takubo
Manufacturer: Warazaiku Takubo
Material: Rice straw
Measurements: 43 x 31 cm