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Japanese Shinto Buddhist Ema Wooden Plaque Monkey

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1900: Item # 1200734

Please refer to our stock # 223 when inquiring.

Late Edo - Meiji period, 19th century

approx. 17.7 x 14 x 1cm (6.96 x 5.51 x 0.39in)

Shinto/Buddhist worshipper's wooden plaque for the shrine or the temple, called "Ema" or "Koema" (lit. 'Horse Picture', 'Small Horse Picture').
Painted with lovely scene of "Monkey and Peaches", turning to mature tasteful coloring for the long passing years.
Pure folk Shinto/Buddhist-Graffiti with damaged frame.