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Japanese Antique Textile Asa Pilgrim's Hanten Coat

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1002019

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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Pilgrim's coat made of hemp whose wefts and warps are hand-plied. It has many stamps of holy places where the pilgrim had visited as well as Sanscrit letters and a beautiful stamped image of Fudo ( Cetaka ) in the back. It also has hand-drawn sutra in the lower parts. One can read kanji letters "Omine-san" which is one of the mountains between Wakayama and Nara prefecture where "shugen-sha ( holy man )" has been practicing Shugendo. The area was designated as "World Heritage". Shugendo is one of Japanese indigenous religions born about 1000 years ago and it worships mountains. It was combined with Buddhism later. In excellent condition. Late 19th century. 132cm x 100cm