Amulet (omamori) (a) in the shape of a plastic green cucumber and a bell attached to a synthetic multi-coloured cord. The cucumber-shaped container unscrews (b: base) and contains a minute golden amulet (c) representing the deity Monju riding a mythical lion. On the side of the cucumber are written the place-names Amanohashidate and Monju-do and the amulet's function (to avert illness. 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 amulet's function.
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