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At the foot of the Kasen-Zan mountain, there is a village named Tamatsukuri meaning "bead making". In this village, a bluish, sometimes reddish chalcedony, which is found on the mountain of Kasen-Zan, was proceeded. Today, artifacts from this jewelry material can be visited in the local museum.


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