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The title of this scrunchy "Hidari Uma" is written as n in Kanji Chinese Character. This literary means "left horse", or meaning reversed letter (or character) of "horse", as you can see the Kanji (Chinese Character) n in reverse in the photo. This reversed Chinese character of horse is believed as luck-catcher.
It is famous as Japanese craft of Shougi (Japanese chess)'s playing piece originally Tendou, Yamagata Japan.(And see, the above Chinese character is in a Japanese Chess piece.)

This reversed "Horse(character)" is loved as lucky charm, because
1. Horse never fall down to left, but always to right. So, the horse which forwards left is believed as "NEVER FELL DOWN". Also, we ride on a horse from his right to avoid his falling down.
Actually, I do not know these are right.

2. Also, horse is always taken by man. Now "reverse" these two objects. A man is taken by horse = horses bring many people = business welcoming many people prosperously.

3. Horse (U MA) in Japanese. Reverse these two letters, MA U is same sound of verse MAU (Dance). Japanese Mai is usually for ritual and for congrats. So, reversed U MA is lucky.

4. And no one in your right = you are No.1

The fabric of Hidariuma is from a left of Obi fabric. The piece of fabric has Hyoutan too. Hyoutan (gourd)is also believed as lucky charm, as lucky pot.

And do you know Japanese old saying Horse (Koma) from Hyoutan Gourd?(Koma is currently expressing "Japanese chess's piece" too.)

This means; Unexpected lucky thing happens unexpectedly.

The above scrunchy is 100% hand made from Kimono silk fabric and Obi fabric. We offers one of a kind accessorry here.

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