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1873 to 1892 Japan Nippon 1 Sen coin pendant necklace jewelry Japanese Seiryu dragon Tokyo Kawasaki Fukuoka Saitama Chiba Sendai water deity Nippon Hiroshima n001016_ACTIVE

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note: large coin

Japan 1 Sen {1873-1892} 37S

Meiji era

front: Dragon, with square scales on body

Japanese dragons (日本の竜 Nihon no ryū) are diverse legendary creatures in Japanese mythology and folklore. Japanese dragon myths amalgamate native legends with imported stories about dragons from China, Korea and India. The style of the dragon was heavily influenced by the Chinese dragon.

Like these other Asian dragons, most Japanese ones are water deities associated with rainfall and bodies of water, and are typically depicted as large, wingless, serpentine creatures with clawed feet.

In Japan, the Bluegreen Dragon is one of the four guardian spirits of cities and is said to protect the city of Kyoto on the east and the center is protected by the Yellow Dragon.

In Kyoto there are temples dedicated to each of these guardian spirits. The Azure Dragon is represented in the Kiyomizu Temple in eastern Kyoto. Before the entrance of the temple there is a statue of the dragon which is said to drink from the waterfall within the temple complex at nighttime. Therefore, each year a ceremony is held to worship the dragon of the east.

back: Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal)
Branches of Paulownia Flower (Heart shaped leaf) and Chrysanthemum Flower on either side of the value

圓一換 枚百以

100 for 1 yen
1 Sen

• quantity 1
• demonetized (no longer in circulation) polished Copper coin
• diameter: 28 mm
• weight: 7.13 g

• 21” bronze link chain with lobster clasp {4x6 mm links}
• no chain or cord
• 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo} 

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