A ceramic pendant of a white rat sitting on a yellow rice bale, nezumi, with detailing on red, green and black, Japan. Integral loop connects neck to back providing fitting for vegetal fibre strands for suspension and length of red raffia with inscription ‘kita daisha’, a shrine name. The rice bale is a symbol of prosperity.

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