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The first side of the keychain shows the crest of the imperial family; the Tokugawa's clan crest is known in Japanese as the triple hollyhock. The middle wording says "Chichibu", while the left and right text are symbolic of an omamori. This writing signifies goodness and safety for families as well as happiness, peace, and luck in the future.
Overall, the images and kanji on this keychain represent motifs of a strong connection between modern Japan and traditions of the past. The crest showcases the end of a historical period in Japanese history that led Japan into modernity and economic prosperity. This emblem also showcases an important landmark of Chichibu, Mt. Buko. The keychain displays the image of a temple and a man on a pilgrimage, and in combination with the kanji, that symbolizes goodness and safety. It is fair to assume that this pilgrimage will bring these things into the participants life and the keychain is a reminder of the pilgrimage.
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