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Japanese Shop Sign or Kanban

Japanese Shop Sign or Kanban

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1920: Item # 915166

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An antique shop sign carved with identical kanji letters on both sides - meaning "exchange" (ryo-gae-ya) - for a banker? Late 19th century Meiji. An example of Japanese mingei. Measurements: H 23", W at widest point 17".