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Amulet (omamori) (a) in the form of a hard shell-shaped pouch (with contents), made with a variety of brocaded silks folded over the shell to form on the front the shape of a woman's head and shoulders. On the front, a biwa made of yellow paper and printed in black is stuck to the silk. A metal ring passes through the top of the shell and on which hang a multi-coloured plaited cord (used to attach the amulet in use), a golden plaque in the shape of ancient Japanese coins (with the function of the amulet, for general improvement, and the name of the shrine, Rokuhara Mitsu-ji) and a bell. The amulet is sold mounted in an envelope (b) which is printed with the shrine's address, name and details concerning its place within the Seven Good Luck Gods pilgrimage.

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