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Tora Dorei #35 - bell

This is a vintage tiger ceramic bell (dorei). Based on the zodiac, these were considered amulets to ward off evil and made room for good luck. (Years of the Tiger: 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022.) Dorei are still made today and generally sold at shrines and temples at the New Year. 

Length: 4 inches

Height: 3 inches

Vintage piece, made in Japan.