This adorable kaeru charm is a cheerful way to brighten up a cell phone, make-up bag, school book, or whatever carry on you choose. Encased in a smooth, plastic bubble with a glittering red bow made from a textured adhesive, the frog waves happily from its magical home, promising many good returns to its holder. Kaeru, the Japanese word for frog, also means “to return,” so along with the gift of this charm, you or a loved one will always carry the wish for a safe return home.
In Asian culture, all frogs, from tree frogs to bull frogs to rain frogs, symbolize many positive things, from metamorphosis and good luck to fertility and rebirth. In Japanese culture, the frog is such an important symbol that many expressions have been phrased to include them. For instance, “like father, like son” translates to “kaeru no ko wa kaeru” in Japanese. Another popular expression is “kaeru no ko wa kaeru,” which means “A frog’s child is a frog.”
This plastic charm includes a long red and white cloth ribbon with a decorative pink bead. The bubble is see-through, so you can imagine that the frog is floating along with you through the air, or perhaps, bobbing by in a safe water bubble. The frog is bright green with white accents. It stands beside a yellow stand with red Japanese characters. Arrives as-is in mailing envelope. Made in Japan. (Discontinued, 11 available only)
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