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Item # 122059.
This collection was inspired by the Hana Mix senbei (rice crackers) made by the Umeya Rice Cake Company. When Umeya closed its factory in 2017, JANM received a generous donation of artifacts from this historic business. Among the artifacts now in JANM’s permanent collection are two machines that were used to cut the shapes for the various arare (savory senbei). Interchangeable cylinders allowed for the various shapes to be made by a single machine. The cylinder for the sakura senbei was particularly beautiful in design and was the inspiration for the line of Sakura Senbei jewelry. Made from 18K
gold-plated brass and hard enamel. 7-1/2" bracelet chain is 18K gold-plated and flower charm is 3/4" diam.