Japan Earthquake Relief: A symbolic charity accessory

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Nanten

by Carolina Garzon Mrad
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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.