- Rare, golden metal, Shinto Miko’s tenkan (heavenly crown). Miko is pronounced 'meekaw'
- A lovely phoenix in the centre, on the piece that slots into the crown
- A miko is a Shinto shrine maiden. Miko (literally "shaman woman") is a Japanese term that anciently meant a "female shaman, spirit medium", who conveyed oracles from kami ("spirits; gods"), and presently means a "shrine maiden; a virgin consecrated to a deity", who serves at Shinto shrines. Miko are often female attendants at Shinto shrines, traditionally the daughter of a shrine's kannushi "Shinto priest". The Shinto kagura (lit. "god-entertainment") dance ceremony, which originated with miko ritual dancing to convey divine oracles, has transformed into the popular ceremonial dance called miko-mai or miko-kagura. Modern miko are often seen at Shinto shrines, where they assist with shrine functions, perform ceremonial dances
- This is something I won't be able to find more of. It is a rare find and a collector’s item
- Made and bought in Japan
- Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only
Condition: In extremely good condition, especially considering its age. There are a few of the little drops missing, not many at all, but it doesn’t spoil the look, it is so ornate that it isn't very noticeable. Overall it is in excellent condition.
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