The Nichiren sect is a sect of Buddhism founded by Nichiren in the Kamakura period, and its head temple is Kuonji Temple on Mount Minobu in Yamanashi Prefecture. There are about 5,300 temples all over Japan.
With the Lotus Sutra as the fundamental sutra, the merits of the Lotus Sutra are said to be summarized in the slogan ‘Namu-myoho-renge-kyo’. For this reason, we place great importance on chanting daimoku.
What about Nichiren Buddhist prayer beads?
The shape of commonly used Nichiren sect prayer beads is a double type consisting of 108 Omodama (main prayer beads).
It features a unique shape with three tassels.
It is used to count the numbers when chanting “Namu-myoho-renge-kyo”, and it is said that if you repeat it 10 times, you have recited the daimoku about 1,000 times.
Nichiren Buddhism prayer beads are made of 108 beads, which is the same as the number of human desires. It is said that by holding 108 prayer beads, you can get rid of worldly desires and purify yourself.