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Kirin Menuki - M047
This made in Japan Menuki features Kirin, mystical creature similar to a giraffe (which explains why giraffe now translates as Kirin). Japanese art tends to depict the Kirin as a deer-like dragon-shaped creature with an ox's tail. They are sometimes portrayed as a unicorn-like in appearance with a backwards curving horn. In Japan's ancient mythology, Kirin is ranked as the most powerful of all mythical creatures, above the dragon (Ryu) and the phoenix (Houou). Beasts of purity and goodness, it is believed Kirin bring great luck and fortune, and the appearance of a Kirin is considered a sign of the arrival of a great leader.
- Material: Blackened copper plated alloy
Omote: 16.5 mm x 39.5 mm x 4.5 mm
Ura: 16.5 mm x 40 mm x 4 mm