Holiday Pins - New Years Eve & New Years
Pin 17349: TDL - New Year Framed Pin Set (Minnie)
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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 Minnie: The base is a "shimenawa" or straw wreath that is hung at the entrance at New Year. The top layer has Minnie dressed in her kimono (dressed for her first visit of the year to the shrine, no doubt). She is holding a "hagoita", or paddle, which is used to play the game "hanetsuki" (like badminton). This was traditionally played at new year, but nowadays kids prefer their Play Stations!