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1873 to 1892 Japan Nippon 1/2 Sen coin pendant Japanese Seiryu dragon Tokyo Kawasaki Fukuoka Saitama Chiba Sendai Nagoya water deity Hiroshima n001458

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Japan 1/2 Sen {1873-1892} 6S

Meiji era

front: Dragon, with square scales on body

年九治明 · 本日大
· ½ SEN ·

Japan · year 9 of Meiji
· ½ SEN ·

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 枚百二

200 for 1 yen
half sen

• quantity 1
• demonetized (no longer in circulation) polished Copper coin
• diameter: 22.2 mm
• weight: 3.5 g

• 24” brass ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo}

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