Maru's O-Mamori Bukuro Amulet Pouch B

E: Dark Mauve
F: Muted Green
G: Light Grey
D: Grey
$ 40.00 USD


"O-mamori Bukuro" is made with remnants of silk fabric created by one-and-only Japanese artist Tadashi Maruyama of Maru Factory. Mr. Maruyama creates textiles for Japanese traditional garments Kimono and Obi (sache) with uniqueness and brilliance in contemporary style and he also produces artworks using his own textile creations.  

O-mamori Bukuro literally translates to Amulet Pouch. Kimono artists often travel for their work which means they could come across some unexpected encounters during each journey.  Traditionally, they carried a small container including small amount of salt with them as a charm to ward off danger - In Japan salt is considered sacred and it is an integral part of everyday life for us. Mr. Maruyama designed the "O-mamori Bukuro" (good luck charm container) wishing for each of them to be used as a charm, as a fashion item or however you would enjoy it. 

Both textile and string are 100% Japanese silk created by the artist himself. Silk used widely for Japanese kimono and obi are very strong.

Choose your preferred colour from pull down list.
*Please expect slight variations in each piece as they are all handmade.
*The string is slightly longer than the previous stock.

Measurements: [Pouch] Approximately 2.5cm x 3.5cm, 47cm long (18.5 inch)
Material: 100% Silk
Handcrafted in Japan



All orders are shipped from Japan using Japan Post mail services or Yamato Transport/UPS. You may select your preferred way of shipping - you will see the shipping options with cost and time estimate upon checkout or at shipping calculator which appears at the bottom of the cart page. (*Temporarily we are unable to ship to certain countries as international mail services are suspended due to COVID-19.)

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Shipping cost is determined by weight or the size of the package and destination and it depends on the shipping option you select. You will see the available options for your chosen items at checkout.

Orders are typically shipped within 1-5 business days of your purchase if all items are in stock.



Yamato Transport / UPS EXPEDITED*: 5-8 Business Days / Starts from $28
EMS (Japan Post/USPS): 1-2 Weeks, Starts from $24
Standard Airmail (Japan Post/USPS): 2-3 Weeks. *This option does not have insurance or tracking.

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.
*There are certain items that can not be sent by Yamato Transport such as tea and aroma mist. We may change the shipping method accordingly.



Currently EMS and Registered Mail services with Japan Post are suspended due to COVID-19 so we are temporarily shipping with either of the following options:

Yamato Transport / UPS EXPEDITED*: 1-2 weeks / Starts from $28
Standard Airmail (Japan Post/Australia Post): Starts from $6 *No tracking or insurance.

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.
*There are certain items that can not be sent by Yamato Transport such as tea and aroma mist.



Since November 2020, postal services with tracking are suspended until further notice. We can ship using Standard Airmail shipping but this does not have tracking or insurance and we don't guarantee delivery.


Registered Airmail: 5-15 Business Days / Starts from $7
EMS: 5-7 Business Days / Starts from $22

*As of July 1st 2021, customers in EU will be charged VAT when shopping online and importing goods from outside of EU. This is responsible of customers' when receiving orders from Uguisu above €22 including gift orders.
If you refuse to pay this and parcel is returned to us, we can only refund the amount for the merchandise total and shipping and gift wrapping are non-refundable.

Returns Policy

We will only provide a refund in the event of damaged or defective items that we cannot replace. If you wish to return or exchange an item you must first contact us within 7 days of arrival by email at hello [at]

Pre-ordered or Backordered items can not be returned.

We will not be able to accept return or exchange of items if contacted after 7 days of arrival, so please make sure to open the package and check the contents as soon as the package arrives.

All customers are responsible for shipping costs as well as duties on all returned items. We can not refund shipping if the package has already been shipped.

When the package for your order gets returned to us after no re-delivery is arranged when you needed to, we can resend you the package but you will need to pay for the postage again. If you choose to cancel the items, we can refund the amount for the purchased items but not the postage as it has already been shipped and is totally non-refundable.