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Japanese Antique Textile X-large Vertical Banner Nobori

Japanese Antique Textile X-large Vertical Banner Nobori

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1280770

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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Large nobori, vertical banner post on the Tango-no-sekku (the Boy's Festival ) on May 5th which is for wishing each boy in the family grow up healthy and strong. This one has a motif of old tale "Ushiwaka-maru and Benkei". Benkei used to be a Buddhist soldier but was ousted from the temple because he was very rowdy. He decided to rob and collect 1000 swords from people. One day he encountered Ushiwaka-maru on the Gojo Big Bridge in Kyoto and assaulted him to rob the last sword, but he lost. He became a loyal retainer of Ushiwaka-maru (later called Minamotono Yoshitsune). It is made of hand-spun cotton and hand-drawn with tsutsugaki technique. In good condition but has some stains and mending stitches. More photos are available by request. 19th century. 77cm x 6m20cm