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Three Friends Of Winter Kanzashi by SincerelyLove Three Friends Of Winter Kanzashi by SincerelyLove
Known as shochikubai, the Three Friends of Wither (the pine tree sho, the bamboo chiku, and the plum blossom bai) are powerful symbols of perseverance, integrity, and resistance to hardship in Asian culture, thriving even in the winter months when other plants wither and die. In Japan in particular, they are highly associated with the start of the New Year, and during this time maiko frequently wear shochikubai kanzashi. This piece features all three Friends of Winter alongside a large white crane, decorated with shining mizuhiki cord accents. Mounted on an alligator clip for easy wear, the piece measures approximately 6" x 5.75".

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sptanwar Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful art facinate everyone.yours is most beautiful indeed.
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Fantastic-Lion00 Jan 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh,wow! :0
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SincerelyLove Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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Fantastic-Lion00 Jan 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Just amazing!
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SincerelyLove Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! ^^
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Fantastic-Lion00 Jan 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
NP!
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Helens-Serendipity Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning piece!
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SianaLee Dec 30, 2013  Student Photographer
nice
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bgerr May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Brilliant! Love the colours.
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