Japan Earthquake Relief: A symbolic charity accessory

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by Carolina Garzon Mrad

This accessory represents the Nanten plant (nandina domestica). The Nanten plant is believed by japanese tradition to have the power to drive away bad fortune. It is believed that whispering a bad dream to a Nanten plant in the morning will make the dream not to come true. The word Nanten in Japanese has a similar sound as the words 'difficulties' and 'changing' which could be one of the reasons for this believes.

By wearing this ornament as a charm, a pin or even a ball marker people can show they support by saying "I am with you and we can make this bad chapter in your life a part of the past"

The accessory can be produced in silver, gold, wood or in a eco-friendly plastic like arbofill.