The Key to Peace

Mui-Ling Teh

Joined February 2008

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5 yen coins are typically given as donations at a Japanese Shinto Shrine because of the their hole, which is said to allow the wish to go through. There are several other cultural significance regarding the 5 yen coin. For example, 5 yen in Japanese is “Go-en,” which is the same as karma in Japanese (although written differently).

Here the wish portrayed is the key to peace. The key I have here is one I made out of a wood block when I was 17. I made it to remind myself to work towards my goals and aspirations; it is my “Key To The Future”. The key to peace and the shrine is the door to that peace. The key is on a ring looping through the hole of the coin. Flying through the coin I also have my little folded peace crane I made not too long ago (Apr. 6, 08) out of a 6×6mm piece of paper (also portrayed in Born from Fingers and Born from the Pinky)

“I shall write peace on your wings, and you shall fly all over the world”
(Sadako Sasaki – Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes)

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