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Amulet (omamori) (a) in the shape of small incense bag (with contents) made of paper printed with flowers and gold leaves and tied at the top with a bow made of golden cord. It is attached to a metal ring on which hang also a bell, a multicoloured cord (for when omamori is in use) and a laminated card in the shape of ancient Japanese coins (with the place-names Amanohashidate and Monju-do on one side and the function of the amulet (to protect dreams) on the other). 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 amulet's function, to protect dreams and promote happiness.

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