The Japanese believe that each person is bound to his/her soul mate by an invisible red string. No matter where they may be, soul mates will be brought together by the Red String of Fate (akai ito).
This pair of netsuke charms are made with beads of pure sandalwood. (You'll know by the fragrance of the wood!) The gold bell for her. The silver one for him. The bearers are entwined together by the Red String of Fate.
They come in a beautiful paulownia box.
Have you found a Valentine's gift for your soul mate yet?
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(All photos by the ikebana shop. All rights reserved.)