Bonji (Sanskrit character)

Bonji is originated from the ancient Sanskrit, and is closely related to Buddhism, especially to Esotericism, which was introduced by monks, Kuhkai and Saicho.

The world of Esotericism is often shown in a mandala, equals to the universe, which is said that the will of Buddha is the universe with the Dainichinyorai, the great sun Buddha, at center.

Everything drawn in a mandala, such as color, shape, location, and properties of Bodhisattva and other gods, symbolize the truth of the universe, and if you look at them, it is believed that you can also experience in communicating the truth of the universe as a dynamic world.

Saito Engraving Corporation creates silver products with using Guardian Sanskrit characters as motifs.