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1933 to 1936 Japan 5 Sen coin pendant Japanese Phoenix Hō-ō Fenghuang bird fushichō Tokyo Yokohama Osaka mythology sun rays necklace n002165

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Japan 5 Sen ~ Shōwa era {Ruler: Hirohito} FEATURING front: Phoenix and sun rays with chrysanthemum on top Fenghuang is made up of the beak of a rooster, the face of a swallow, the forehead of a fowl, the neck of a snake, the breast of a goose, the back of a tortoise, the hindquarters of a stag and the tail of a fish. Today, however, it is often described as a composite of many birds including the head of a golden pheasant, the body of a mandarin duck, the tail of a peacock, the legs of a crane, the mouth of a parrot, and the wings of a swallow. The fenghuang's body symbolizes the celestial bodies: the head is the sky, the eyes are the sun, the back is the moon, the wings are the wind, the feet are the earth, and the tail is the planets. The fenghuang is said to have originated in the sun. Its body contain the five fundamental colors: black, white, red, yellow, and green. It sometimes carries scrolls or a box with sacred books. It is sometimes depicted with a fireball. It is sometimes depicted as having three legs. It is believed that the bird only appears in areas or places that are blessed with utmost peace and prosperity or happiness. Lettering: 錢 五 back: Lettering: · 本 日 大 · • quantity 1 • demonetized (no longer in circulation) polished Nickel coin • diameter: 19 mm • weight: 2.8 g ***Choose from drop down menu *** {2 mm thick cords, see last photo} 22" black cotton necklace 24" silver plated ball chain 1-1/8" silver color keychain with 30 mm ring 2-3/4" silver plated expandable wire bangle bracelet with 16 mm gauge ****If you need different length black necklace please message me****