Omamori

Omamori (in Japanese o-mamori means honourable protector) is a traditional Japanese charm dedicated to some Shinto Kami (gods, angels, spirits) or Buddhist figure. Omomori is usually made of cloth. People keep omamori together with a piece of wood or paper with prayers written on it.

Omamori
Omamori - traditional Japanese charm

It is believed that omamori can bring good luck or help in achieving certain goal in life. It can also be a protection against evil spirits. One of the most popular omamori is Kanai Anzen. People believe that it can bring good health and help when someone is ill.