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Japanese Antique Textile Silk Buddhist Clerical Garment Hichi-jo Kesa

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1319093

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Denenchofu, Otaku
Tokyo, Japan 145-0071

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Buddhist hichi-jo kesa, seven-strip Buddhist surplice worn over hoi, clerical garment. It is said seven-strip kesa is for everyday use and ku-jo kesa, nine-strip kesa is for a formal occasion. The dark blue frame cloth is brocade, white part is figured silk satin and brown part is silk damask. It has silk cords, tassels and a ring (probably made of ivory). Generally in good condition but has some stains and breaks. The second half of the 19th century. 106cm x 2m32cm �