hair pin

A silver hair pin (kanzashi), wrapped in three layers of paper. The main disc above the pin, formed of a double wire, has bird, flower and leaf motifs. On the reverse are three magatama shapes, which are lucky and protective. Seven further smaller discs with chrysanthemum impressions are each suspended from the main disc by a chain.

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