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Japanese Vintage Textile Asa Pilgrim's Coat with Sutra

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1940: Item # 1309896

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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Pilgrim's coat made of asa (hemp) with hand-written Buddhist sutra. It also has stampted Zao Gongen who is a main image of the Kinpusen-ji temple and Ominesan-ji temple. It has many red stamps of holy places where the pilgrim had visited such as Ominesan-ji, Kinpusen-ji, Zaodo etc. which are located between Wakayama and Nara prefecture where "shugen-sha ( holy man )" has been practicing Shugendo. The area was designated as "World Heritage". The first half of the 20th century. In excellent condition except for some stains. 130cm x 95cm