Monday, March 1, 2010

Understanding Fusa, Kiku and Agemaki Knots

What Mystic Knot symbolizes? 
The mystic knot symbol explains that everything goes in a cycle, where there is not start and end point. It is a neverending cycle in Buddhism. The mystic knot is seen as the symbol of good tidings with minimal illnesses, problems, pain, setbacks and any sort of sufferings. It is a knot that implies smooth and easy life. Therefore it is also the magical lucky knot in Feng Shui.




More history The Kiku Knot design is a more modern 6 loop knot with an emphasis on the central knot. The Agemaki Knot is the most traditional knot pattern with the cross pattern dating back over 1000 years. The Fusa Knot is a tassel that originated from the traditional Danjiri festival in Osaka Japan. The tassel's design was originally a charm that decorated the helmets of soldiers in ancient JapanIt is a form of 'good luck' charm. It is more specifically a religious (specifically Shinto) symbol of abundant harvest. It is likely a derivation of the buddhist 'mystic knot', which, having no end, symbolizes the infinite wisdom of buddha. It's roots are in the Danjiri Matsuri (Danjiri Festival). The festival can be traced back to 1703 when the feudal lord of Kishiwada, Okabe Nagayasu prayed to Shinto gods for an abundant harvest at Fushimi Inari-taisha in Kyoto."

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