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Hajichi of Amami Islands. Hajichi of Okinawa. Back in the older days of Okinawa, women used sharpened bamboo as a needle to get tattoos on their arms and hands as a magical charm that would word off evil, bring happiness or preserve a woman’s chastity. It is said that a woman was to value her Hajichi over wealth, her husband and life itself. They were commonly tattooed onto a girl's hands and arms when she came of age or during preparations for marriage.

The traditional tattoo HAJITI okinawa. To the back of the hand of woman

Women dancing in colorful costumes Okinawa This is called a kimono Bingata in Okinawa