Fusa yubiwa used to flash and dance on a bride’s hands, each one carrying a special blessing for her marriage. These ceremonial silver rings were once the customary marriage gifts of Ryukyu Kingdom nobility in the Okinawa region. On her wedding day, the bride’s family would present her with these tasseled rings, bestowing blessings and good fortune to her future family. Each piece consisted of three connected rings, seven symbolic charms, and the links that held them together. The tradition was used for over 400 years, during the Ryukyu Kingdom influence from the 15th to 19th centuries. Now, a Kyoto craftswoman is breathing new life into this special tradition.