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Vintage Japanese Large Shinto Shrine

Vintage Japanese Large Shinto Shrine


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1940: Item # 1407011

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 $6,500.00 
This is a vintage Japanese Shinto Shrine called Yashiro, Omiya, or Kamidana made of Japanese Sugi wood (Cedar) and Keyaki (Zelkova) woods dated Showa 6 (1931) written on the back. It also has wiring that it is from Isumigun Mizusawamura Sanuki, Takeshi Saku (Hard to read last name). It means that it is made by Takeshi, it is from Isumi district, Mizusawa village (It is in Chiba prefecture now). There are nice decorative wood carvings and it was expertly hand crafted in full detail using intricate Japanese joinery. There are some repairs. Shinto shrines were often used in Japanese homes to present offerings to the Gods. They can also be seen in neighborhood corners where residents and families donated to the construction and placement of these shrines for all to worship and enjoy. It measures 41.00" high, 70.63" wide, 21.00" deep.
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