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Holiday Pins - New Years Eve & New Years
Pin 17348: TDL - New Year Framed Pin Set (Pluto)
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|Original Price:||2500 Yen/Set|
|Part of a framed set of 5 pins from Tokyo Disneyland/ Tokyo Disney Resort for New Year 2003 (#17344). The base of the pin is cloisonne style, whilst the top layer is coating type (but thicker and higher quality than other coating pins). The entire set is absolutely beautiful, with each pin designed to reflect some aspect of Japanese New Year tradition.|
This particular pin is of Pluto: the base is a "ema", or prayer board. At the new year you go to the shrine and write your wishes for the year on the board and hang it at the special area. It is fun to visit the shrine and read everyone's boards! The top layer has Pluto dressed as a "shishimai", or Chinese dragon! Yes, in Japan too at special events at the shrine, out comes the dragon!