The concept of "Outing Japanese Wallet namu" is an ideal wallet companion for walks and temple visits. Each wallet is imbued with Buddhist meaning, and the charm of the cord, which serves as a design accent, features illustrations specially drawn by a deity for this wallet. The material chosen, Japanese boxwood, has been traditionally considered optimal for comb-making.
"Outing Japanese Wallet namu" is available in five types simultaneously. It is inspired by the five-storied pagoda, representing the five elements (earth, water, fire, wind, and void) that make up the universe in Buddhist teachings. Each of these elements becomes the theme for one of the wallets.
The most significant design accent of the wallet is the charm used for the cord fastener. The charm is a three-dimensional carving of a new illustration by the deity on the surface, with the deity's mark engraved on the reverse side. The material used is Japanese boxwood, which, with use, develops a beautiful amber color, adding to its appeal.
The theme for the top ring of the pagoda is the sky ring, representing the hair color of Buddha, called "zenjo" or meditation color. Therefore, a blue fabric is chosen for the outer material, symbolizing space (the universe) in Buddhist terms. Blue, as the fundamental color among the five, harbors the virtue of subduing evil and surpassing all other colors.
The blue charm, representing the fundamental color among the five, depicts Buddha, especially the infant Buddha shortly after birth, gesturing towards heaven and earth, expressing the joy of "Tenjo Tenge Yui Ga Dokuson" or "In heaven and earth, I alone am the honored one!" This charm signifies the representation of temples and assures a journey of growth together on the path ahead.