The o-nenju or o-juzu encircles the hands during Gassho, symbolizing our Oneness with Amida Buddha.
The o-nenju should be treated with the utmost respect at all times. At home it should be kept in a special drawer near the family Butsudan. At other times, the o-nenju should be carried in the purse or coat pocket so that it will always be available.
During the service, when not in use the o-nenju should be held in the left hand.