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Japanese Shrine Lantern with Inari Crest


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1920: Item # 1176749
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A Japanese shrine lantern often seen hanging outside of shinto shrines. Generally there are devotional lanterns that are donated to the shrine and lanterns that are part of the architecture and design of the shrine complex. This lantern would be the latter, where it was part of an Inari Taisha shrine. The lantern contains the distinct crest of the inari shrines and each panel is decorated with a cut out design of scrolling vines. Age: Meiji to Taisho Period. Size: Height: 18" Width: 15.5" Length: 15.5"