1940's Japanese seven gods of good fortune aka seven lucky gods bracelet. Each link is made up of a cream colored carved resin, or possible celluloid, head and then hand painted. Brass findings connect the heads as well as the clasp.
FYI: The series of Japanese are represented by these characters:
JUROIJIN: The God of ethereal youth. Has the power to drive away the devil.
HOTEI: God of good health
BISHAMON: The God of warriors.
BENZAITEN: The Goddess of the Arts of singing and music.
DAIKOKU: God of farming. Educated farmers the way to produce harvest.
EBISU: God of fishing Traveled to different countries to educate the practices of fishing.
FUKUROKUJU: God of wisdom
Excellent vintage condition with only very minor age related wear to the paint. Measures 7 3/4" long, approx 1" wide. Clasp closes with a snap. There are some Japanese characters stamped on each head on the back, that may indicate who it was made by.
A unique piece for your early plastics collection.
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1940's Japanese Seven Gods of Good Fortune Bracelet