Yes, Alternative Kei Shop is finally open! I can't contain my excitement, so I may have gone a bit overboard on the promotions.
Well, my insanity should be taken advantage of, go request stuff.
Hannya Demon - It signifies the souls of women turned demons due to jealousy and obsession. It's used in old Japanese operas/shows where the actor if he/she is facing you, the mask looks like it's angry and terrifying, but if facing downwards, it looks like it's tormented and crying. It's supposed to symbolize the complexity of emotions.
The koi fish have many different meanings as to why I chose them -- they represent good fortune/luck (1), the Japanese associate the koi fish with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. Because of its strength and determination to overcome obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals (2), in the Buhddist religion it's recognized as courage like humans "swimming" through an "ocean of suffering" without fear (3), the word KOI is also a term for love in Japanese, but it's more of a selfish love and it's towards the opposite sex and can be used as the longing for a specific person (4).
The lotus flower represents overcoming adversity, just like the lotus flower literally blooms for the murk/mud and turns into something beautiful, it symbolizes overcoming hardships for people.
The rosary is because of my religion as a Catholic. Even though I don't practice that religion, it has meaning to me because it was pretty much my whole life when I was in Mexico.