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Amulet (omamori) (a) made of clay in the shape of a white dog painted with red and blue flowers on its back and wearing a purple bib. The decorated areas are edged with a red and gold lines. The eyes and the nose are blue with a long curling moustache on each cheek. A metal hook inserted in the back is used to attach a purple silk cord on which hang also a silver bell and laminated card with the place names Amanohashidate and Monju-do printed in gold on one side and the function of the amulet (for strong health) on the back. The amulet is sold mounted on a card (b) which is printed with place-names, Amanohashidate and Monju-do, as well as added information on the specific function of this amulet (to protect children's health).

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