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Amulet (omamori) (a) in the form of a square metal bell hung on a multi-coloured plaited cord (used to attach the amulet in use) to which is also attached a small plaque in the shape of ancient Japanese coins and inscribed with the place names, Kyoto and Jishu-jinja, and the amulet's function. Metallic red stickers with the characters for happiness are stuck to either side of the bell. The amulet is sold in an envelope (b) which is printed with the shrine's name, Jishu-jinja, specification of it being within a World Heritage site and added information on the function of the amulet ('to call happiness') and the word happiness in English.

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