Product Name "Fu Dog (Komainu) "um" Ring"
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Komainu, often called Fu-Dog in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inner shrine itself, where they are not visible to the public. They can sometimes be found also at Buddhist temples, nobility residences or even private homes.
komainu is meant to ward off evil spirits, modern komainu statues are almost identical, but one has the mouth open, the other closed. This is a very common characteristic in religious statue pairs at both temples and shrines. The open mouth is pronouncing the first letter of the Sanskrit alphabet, which is pronounced "a", while the closed one is uttering the last letter, which is pronounced "um", to represent the beginning and the end of all things.
Default image shows polished silver patinated with bleach.
This silver ring a new rustic look by oxidizing with bleach and scrub it by hand with silver polish to give it the shine you desire.
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