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Bashin/Kankyuto: (Kikumon) Kaminari Yoke...


Signature :(Kikumon) Kaminari Yoke Hachiman? Kinmichi Kankyuto...

Maximum Length : 22.8 cm or 8.97 inches
Blade Length : 12.51 cm or 4.92 inches
width of Hamachi : 1.04 cm or 0.40 inches
Jidai(era) : Edo period.

Special feature : From ancient time, Japanese people hate earthquake, Kaminari (Thunder lightning、thunderbolt)fire and elderly men. Traveling person worry about the thunderbolt. So they were bringing a lucky charm not hit from the thunderbolt.
This Bashin is typical fortune tag.
Bashin means It is told with a needle to do the blood omission of a part congested in the situation that a horse is tired of walking with the horse needle, and cannot walk more than this.

AOI estimation paper
In Kiri box.