November 11, 2021
Shishi Takara, Pocket Square Duo for G&Silk.
These pocket-squares are a little treasure box filled with auspicious symbols from Japan. Shishi, the guardian lion, a master of things and defender of law, is a sacred creature in Buddhism. It came to Japan f in the 7-8th century through Chinese Buddhism and symbolized prosperity, success, energy, and happiness. They are often pictured with a “Chu” or “Mari” – considered a Buddhist symbol or the source of life.”
“Shishi Takara” pictures Shishi Lions hidden in the clouds observing the flow of Takara Zukushi – Treasures or Lucky Charms came to Japan from esoteric Buddhism – in the checkered space. This lucky treasure chest includes:
“Hoju” – a treasure ball, pearl, that is supposed to bring forth any items one wishes, “Uchide no kozuchi” magic hammer that makes wishes come true, “Fundou” – Lucky weights, “Kinchaku” – Treasure pouch, “Hoshou” – Diamonds linked together, “Peony” – Often portrayed with the shishi – a symbol of richness and glory.
With such powerful symbols, these pocket squares are bound to bring only good luck next year. Great gift for the boyfriend, the father, and the husband!
2 x 100% Natural Silk Twill Pocket Squares. Both delivered in a box, hand-rolled edges, made in Spain. Size: 30×30 cm each.