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Silver Kanzashi

The kanzashi’s original purpose was a charm against evil spirits. The tradition began as early as 1000 BC to 300 AD, in Japan’s Jomon Era. Decorating them with flowers invited deities. The art captured the Japanese cultural imagination in the Edo era (1603 – 1867), when criminal activity increased. This initiated laws that prohibited people…

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Poilies

Just because I didn’t think we needed to see the swastika comb forever as the blog’s first post, I’m putting up a picture of me in Susan Maxwell Schmidt’s pearl geisha hair sticks she made just for me! That’s because I send her lots of exclamation points in my emails every time I receive one…