Re: [SCA-JML] Digest Number 2010
>Rosaries are not necessarily Christian exclusively - Buddhists have a
> 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.
similar item called a mala. I don't know when exactly Buddhism came
to Japan, but that re-opens that possibility.