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Bunchin (文鎮, ぶんちん, i.e. "paper weight”).

Mini2:b11_bunchin.jpg"Bunchin: | Lacquered Japanese bunchin (文鎮, ぶんちん) with cherry blossom motives."

The paper weight used for holding sheets during writing. Various types are used, including ones made of stone, wood, metal, etc. Some are beautifully carved or inscribed with meaningful phrases in one of the calligraphy styles.

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