toy mandarin orange (toy (ceremonial artefacts & rank insignia))

Model tachibana (citrus) tree, on a square stand made of wood painted grey. Above this a wooden fence surrounds the tree. The tree trunk is made of twigs, while the smaller branches are made of wire wrapped in silk, the flowers of paper and cloth. This should be placed on the left side of the Girls Festival display as you look at it, with cherry tree (sakura) on the left. Tachibana leaves are always green, so the plant signifies permanence.

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