Keeping Bad Guys Away
Jun 17 2015
Hagoita, the battledore, is a Japanese traditional toy for girls.
It is a racket for Hanetsuki, the game similar to badminton without a net.
Because Hane, the shuttlecock, looks like a dragonfly that eats bugs, Hagoita was customarily given to girls for the protection from "unsavory" boyfriends!
Now people enjoy the beauty of Hagoita as a lucky charm.