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1946 Japan 50 Sen coin pendant Japanese Phoenix Hō-ō Fenghuang bird necklace fushichō Tokyo Yokohama mythology chrysanthemum n000488

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1946 Japan 50 Sen ~ Showa Year 21 {年一十二和昭} {4S} FEATURING front: Phoenix among clouds 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: 帝 本 日 50 SEN back: Stalks of wheat and rice flanked by fish, crossed pick and hoe within stalks, gear • quantity 1 • polished demonetized (no longer in circulation) Brass coin • diameter: 23 mm • weight: 4.5 g ***Choose from drop down menu *** {2 mm thick cords} 22" black cotton necklace 24" brass ball chain 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo} ***If you need a different length black cotton necklace message me***