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Re: [SCA-JML] Digest Number 2010

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  • debbro1
    ... Rosaries are not necessarily Christian exclusively - Buddhists have a similar item called a mala. I don t know when exactly Buddhism came to Japan, but
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 18, 2006
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      > Form follows function, there is only one or two reasons that I
      > can think of that one would string pearls. I am a westerner, so
      > roseries or necklaces. Roseries are CHRISTIAN which did not appear
      > untill very much later. Therefore,in this time period, necklaces
      > were in fact worn.


      Rosaries are not necessarily Christian exclusively - Buddhists have a
      similar item called a mala. I don't know when exactly Buddhism came
      to Japan, but that re-opens that possibility.

      Tora
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