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Komainu Embroidered Patch


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A sew or iron-on patch made by a traditional embroidery atelier in Kyoto, Japan.

Komainu are Japan’s mythical lion dogs, a symbol of protection for homes and temples. This guy is also wearing a bamboo basket on his head, thought to protect children from the spirit of bad tempers. The komainu with a basket represents laughter and happiness within a household.

If ironing, use a cotton cloth in-between the patch and the iron and be careful with heat-sensitive materials.

Gift wrapped in tissue paper

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