Buddhist prayer beats that is called Juzu in Japanese.

Buddhist prayer beats ; Juzu is a string of bead which look similar to a Catholic rosary. The beats used are seeds , fragrant woods, metals, stones and shells. The number of beats are varied,but the most basic type has 108 bests which represent the 108 earthly desires from Buddhist teaching. Buddhist priests and worshipers hold Juzu in their hands when praying or reciting Buddhist scriptures.People also take Juzu with them when they attend funerals or visit graves to commemorate the deceased.