- Nov 1, 2016
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Thank you very much for translating the phrase written inside this small box with -- what appears to be -- a lucky charm. I bought this a number of years ago in Kyoto, but I have been wondering since then what this thing might be. It seems to be made of perfumed wood underneath the colourful threads. The rich colours seem to indicate that this is a lucky charm, supposed to "drive away bad spirits", the same way bright colours (such as orange) on buildings or clothes are believed to protect against evil spirits in Buddhist culture.