History rarely looks this good. Kanzashi were ornate female hair ornaments worn in Japan hundreds of years ago, fancy-looking accessories that held locks in place. While on the topic of historical Japan, jiite were stick-like weapons carried by the police in Edo-period Japan to fight crime in Tokyo. Both come together in the Wargo Nippon Jiite Lantern Kanzashi Hairpin, an elegantly designed piece of jewelry available in red and blue. Alongside the intricately designed kanzashi and jiite motifs, the ornament comes with an extra part designed to look like a Japanese-style paper lantern for that extra aura of history.
The Jiite Lantern Kanzashi Hairpin features:
- Colors: blue, red
- Kanzashi-style hairpin
- Modeled after Edo-era jiite and Japanese lanterns
- Materials: brass, rayon
- Length: 14.8cm (5.8")