Okame おかめ - in Noh classic drama this mask represents the Japanese Goddess of Mirth, with her laughing face. Okame is considered the beauty of all beauties. In Heian period this kind of happy plump face was the most beautiful. Word Okame means "Tortoise", also a lucky symbol for long life. She is lovely, always smiling Japanese woman who brings happiness and good fortune to any man she marries. Also associated with happiness and spring.
Popular charm in Japan. Absolutely lovely item - it would make a unique gift.