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. 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 safe travel and general improvement) and a bell. The amulet is sold mounted on a card (b) which is printed with the place-names, Hiraizumi and Motsu-ji, the name of the character represented, 'Fukubina' or Happiness Doll, and added information on the amulet's protective function.
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