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Japanese Vintage Textile Cotton Pilgrim's Kimono with Stamps

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1940: Item # 1376770

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Cotton kimono worn by a Shugen-sha or Yamabushi who practiced Shugendo. Shugendo is the Japanese unique religion combining Buddhism, Shintoism, and worship of nature (mountains). A practioner (shugen-sha) trained himself in the holy mountains that is ascetic and very painstaking. This one is made of cotton and has many stamps of the holy places where he visited. They are: Mt.Gas-an, Mt.Haguro-san, Mt.Yudono-san (Dewa Sanzan in Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku) and so on. The first half of the 20th century. 128cm x 133cm