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Old 03-24-08, 09:56 PM   #1
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Ok ppl are always asking about the meaning of the ropes we hang, its a VIP/VIP Style thing:

*thx elpresidente, copied from pj*

Hahaha, to get this back on track, it's all about tradition and stems from several uses one of them being a long standing Festival (since the beginning of the 1700's when the feudal lord of Kishiwada, Okabe Nagayasu prayed to Shinto gods for an abundant harvest at Fushimi Inari-taisha in Kyoto). Every year in the middle of September (14th & 15th) is a large festival in Osaka called the Danjiri Matsuri.

The tsuna was used to adorn the danjiri "carts" at the entrance of the temple (what Danjirir's are made to appear like). The term is taken from the word Shimenawa (also used in Sumo to signify Yokozunas), which was a large rope hung above the entrance to shinto temples to signify a pure and sacred place (they were supposed to ward off evil spirits). Here you can see exactly what I'm referencing:



The Fusa Knot is a tassel that originated from the traditional Danjiri festival in Osaka. The tassel's design was originally a charm that decorated the helmets of soldiers in ancient Japan and is a form of 'good luck' charm. It is more specifically a religious (specifically Shinto) symbol of abundant harvest (as used in the Danjiri Matsuri). It is likely a derivation of the buddhist 'mystic knot', which, having no end, symbolizes the infinite wisdom of buddha. Here you can see the Fusa's under the lantern on the side of the Danjiri cart (the tsuna is barely visable in this pic:


What does the Mystic Knot symbolize? The mystic knot symbol explains that everything goes in a cycle, where there is not start and end point. It is a never ending cycle in Buddhism. The mystic knot is seen as the symbol of good tidings with minimal illnesses, problems, pain, setbacks and any sort of sufferings. It is a knot that implies smooth and easy life. Therefore it is also the magical lucky knot in Feng shui.

Hope this helps...

*edit* Orochimaru has a tsuna on his back too ... well i guess he's dead now

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this has real meaning for Buddhist people like me
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this has real meaning for Buddhist people like me
yea... but do you really really know the 4 noble truths and follow the 8th fold path?

besides, this stuff is shinto like me
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yea... but do you really really know the 4 noble truths and follow the 8th fold path?

besides, this stuff is shinto like me
ya, i know them. i cant really say i follow it. haha. i just dont kill **** and i respect people, good enough for me
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Haha!!! Wow I just was wondering that one night and all of a sudden you gotta get all technical on me?! LoL!!! I keed!!! Very interesting though. I did always wonder what those knots where that was on most of the cars at the meets. Good to know!!! Looks nice though......I wanna end up putting one up, but not gonna match with a filipino guy behind the wheel! LoL!!!
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I wanna end up putting one up, but not gonna match with a filipino guy behind the wheel! LoL!!!
haha tell that to sel . but if u did need one, my friend who was going to buy my silver fusa prob wont be picking it up for a couple of months (when ever he gets his car), so if u wanted to pick it up early 80 buxs...haha man i have like every thing for sale right now...alum door sils, silver fusa, work euroline xr's hahaha, maybe even more stuff soon :O!
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man. its like 2 and i took this mean nap after work today so i cant sleep at all. and i just wanted to say i really wana hit 1k posts soon
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nvm i dont become a "lexus champion" untill 1.6k post. gay...
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Hahaha!!! Starting to put up random posts I see. Oh wells.....still seems like a far walk since now you found out you need about 600+ more.
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Reading that makes me want to get both the fusa and the tsuna
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man. its like 2 and i took this mean nap after work today so i cant sleep at all. and i just wanted to say i really wana hit 1k posts soon

Post wh0re!!!
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I wanna end up putting one up, but not gonna match with a filipino guy behind the wheel! LoL!!!
Nothing wrong with cross religious symbols....I got buddhist and christian stuff around the house....so when its my time to go....Im covered.
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Nothing wrong with cross religious symbols....I got buddhist and christian stuff around the house....so when its my time to go....Im covered.
hahaha thats the way to do it pete
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i hardly...actually never seen an agamaki knot on a car yet
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daym i wanan get one. And im a budhist . Loook great
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