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Amulet (omamori) (a) in the form of a small pouch (with contents), made with brocaded silk with motifs of eyes and the characters for eyes ('me') and the function of the amulet (to protect eyes) on a pale green background. The pouch is closed with a knot made of white silk cord. A metal ring is clipped to the top of the amulet and on which 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 and reference to this as an amulet to protect eyes.

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