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Amulet (omamori) (a) in the form of two little wooden dolls (painted, one with pink clothes with white stripes and a red cord around the neck, the other with blue clothes with white stripes and a purple cord around the neck). The are fixed to a metal ring on which also hang a multicoloured plaited cord (used to attache the amulet in use), a golden plaque in the shape of ancient Japanese coins (with written data: place names, Amanohashidate and Monju-do, and amuletic functions of general improvement) and a bell. The amulet is sold mounted on a card (b) which is printed with the same place-names, reference to Amanohashidate being one of the Three Famous Views of Japan (Nihon Sankei), a small image of the buildings in the pagoda and Monju-do in the Chion-ji grounds and the pine-clad sand-bank winding into the distance. The card also has added information on the specific function of this amulet as an 'enmusubi'.

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