Ohajiki and Chanpon

2 Famous things at the Hojyoya festival are Chanpon and Ohajiki.

Chanpon are glass whistles. 

Shrine maidens draw pictures on them.

Ohajiki are tiddlywinks.

Every year Hakata doll makers make them following different themes. 

This years theme is about Japanese food.

The one on this photo is about folk tales. 

They make 1200 sets every year, and they sell out soon because they are lucky charms. 

They are beautiful.


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