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Kamidana – Blackened folk shinto altar

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 1343698

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The simplest and sophisticated structure of altar composed of a used board and a used timber.
Meiji-Taisho period, early 20th century, Japan. approx. H 20cm (7.87in), W 16cm (6.29in), D 5.7cm (2.24in)
Refined smoothness and fine fumigated blackness through the everyday life of the people.
Statue of god was used to be there on the timber, and ‘kami’ (god) is still here from such sacred emptiness.

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