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Shakujō
Shakujo
Name
Kanji 錫杖
Rōmaji Shakujō
Literal English Monk Staff
Alternative names Khakkhara, Sounding Staff
Debut
Appears in Manga
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A Shakujō or Khakkhara is a ringed staff used primarily for prayer and in combat. The rings serve to warn spirits and vermin in the monk's path to move aside and avoid being trodden upon. Each of the rings represent a spiritual ideal, and a large number of rings indicates that its wielder is far along the path of enlightenment.

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