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Nihiki Shihi Menuki - M062
This made in Japan Menuki features a mythical Shishi couple, a creature half lion, half dog. A pair of shishi traditionally stand guard outside the gates of Japanese Shinto shrines and are traditionally depicted in pairs, one with mouth open and one with mouth shut. "A" is the first sound in the Japanese alphabet and is pronunced with the mouth open, while "N" is the last and is pronunced with the mouth closed. These two sounds symbolize the beginning and the end, birth and death, and all possible outcomes in the cosmic order.
- Material: Silver plated alloy
Omote: 16.5 mm x 34 mm x 5 mm
Ura: 17.5 mm x 34.5 mm x 5 mm