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Artistic crafts
Precious coral is also suitable for artistic crafts because of its hardness. Among these crafts are included items for seasonal festivals and traditional religious services, and good-luck charms. All are closely tied to Japanese culture.

Prayer beads for Buddhist memorial services.(left) Incense container (right)

Statue of the Goddess of Kannon, the Buddhist deity of mercy

hina dolls for the Dolls' Festival or Girls' Day Festival on March 3 (left)Miniature armor for the Boy's Day Festival on May 5 (right)
Netsuke mallet (left) and monkey (right)

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