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Keeping Bad Guys Away

Jun 17 2015

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Beautiful battledores to protect girls against evil

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.

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