Carved from a single piece of wood, this droplet-shaped pendant is
layered with lacquer until it gleams like a jewel. Its strong presence
coordinates perfectly with sweaters and similar garments. As time
passes, the lacquer will grow more translucent and shine with ever more
radiant beauty. “What sacredness is here I do not know, and yet my tears
flow at its blessings”--this poem by the medieval priest Saigyo
describes the kind of unseen grace evoked by this pendant. An accessory
to be worn as a blessing from above.