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Amulet (omamori) (a) in the shape of a green and brown plastic pumpkin and a bell attached to a synthetic multi-coloured cord. The pumpkin shaped container has the characters for Amanohashidate and Monju-do written on its side and can be opened by unscrewing the brown stalk (c): it contains the amuletic piece itself (b), a minute golden representation of the deity Monju riding a lion. The amulet is sold mounted on a card (d) which is printed with place-names, Amanohashidate and Monju-do, as well as added information on the specific function of this amulet (to avert senility).

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