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These lovely pins are born from a traditional Japanese handicraft, Owari Butsugu,  which is the making of metal fittings for ritual use and festivals! Each pin is created by hand one by one by amazing craftsmen in a 5 steps process! First the metal is heated, and then it is engraved, cut with a jigsaw, filled and colored to give them depth and life!

Amazing Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship

Nanako Fish Pins: Cute Pins born from Buddhist ritual items

Using techniques and tools that have been honed over hundreds of years, these pin badges are made in a way like Owari Butsugu! Each one carefully made by hand using delicate and traditional hand carving techniques on metal, they are wearable decorations, chic and stylish!

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Coloring Without Paint!

No paint is used in coloring the metal! Rather, the color of the metal is altered by chemical reactions, making the color very long lasting and very hard to wear off! For example, with the red sea bream, a mixture of copper sulphate and copper rust is used to change the color to a redder bronze. Each pin and its specific color has a particular coloring method! 

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