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1948 Japan 50 Sen coin earring Japanese Cherry blossom sakura Tokyo Kobe Okinawa Nippon wreath chrysanthemum flowering plant e000079

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Japan 50 Sen {1947-1948} 2S

front: cherry blossom wreath, chrysanthemum on top
Lettering: 錢十五

A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese (桜 or 櫻; さくら).

Along with the chrysanthemum, the cherry blossom is considered the national flower of Japan

"Hanami" is the centuries-old practice of picnicking under a blooming sakura or ume tree.
By the Heian Period (794–1185), cherry blossoms came to attract more attention and hanami was synonymous with sakura. The custom was originally limited to the elite of the Imperial Court, but soon spread to samurai society and, by the Edo period, to the common people as well.

In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse, besides being an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life, an aspect of Japanese cultural tradition that is often associated with Buddhist influence, and which is embodied in the concept of mono no aware.

• quantity 1 pair
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Brass coins
• diameter: 19 mm
• weight: 2.8 g

• Style: steel fish hook ear wires with 6 mm coil
• Metal: gold plated surgical steel for sensitive ears
• Length: 19 mm top to bottom of loop in front
• Thickness: 21 gauge
• rubber stoppers included

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