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Japanese Folk Art Large Wooden Kanban of "Ryo-gae"

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1900: Item # 687816

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This is a wooden large size kanban (shop sign) of "ryo-gae-ya". Ryo-gae means "exchange" and ryo-gae-ya did banking business, too. Same kanji letters "ryo-gae" are engraved in both sides. It is in the shape of weight. It has many dents, chips and mending with lacquer. ca. mid or late 19th C. 53cm x 58cm 21.0"x22.8" 5.5cm 2.2" thick