In traditional Japanese culture, some directions are considered unlucky during various times and seasons, as well as on a personal level. Travel and activities would have to be avoided if they took place in or moved towards an unlucky direction. This amulet is said to ward away evil influence in all eight cardinal and ordinal directions.

You can read more about unlucky directions here.

Japanese Text
Back 須磨綱敷天満宮 Suma Tsunashiki Tenmangū
Front 八方除守 Happōyoke-mori
Translation
Back Suma Tsunashiki Tenman Shrine
Front Amulet for Warding Evil from All Directions

Protection in All Directions

  • ¥1,600