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1920-1932 Japan 5 Sen coin bangle bracelet Yata sacred mirror floral Tokyo Kobe Saitama Samurai Judo Chiba Sakai Okinawa Nippon b000015

  • $32.95

Japan 5 Sen {1920-1932} 1S

Taisho & Show era

front: wave pattern background and flower-like form of sacred mirror around hole in center flanked by dots with authority on top and date below

In ancient Japan, mirrors were especially revered as rare and mysterious objects. In 1339, Chikafusa Kitabatake wrote (in the Jinno Shotoki) that they were seen as a “source of honesty” because they reflect “everything good and bad, right and wrong… without fail.” In fact, one of Japan’s three most important imperial treasures is a sacred mirror called Yata-no-Kagami.

· 本 日 大 ·

back: Chrysanthemum Flower (Coat of Arms & Emperor's Royal Seal)

Paulownia Flower with Heart shaped leaf

Lettering: 錢 五

Translation: Five Sen

The Paulownia Flower Seal is the official seal of Government or the Prime Minister of Japan.
Whereas the Chrysanthemum Flower seal is both the Coat of Arms of Japan & Emperor's Royal Seal.

• quantity 1
• demonetized (no longer in circulation) polished Copper-Nickel coin
• diameter: 19 mm
• weight: 2.62 g

• comes with a polished silver plated adjustable {expandable} wire bangle bracelet
2-3/4 inches across and a sturdy gauge, about 16 mm

This premade wire bangle doesn't have a clasp. It works with a sliding structure, making it adjustable.

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