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Antique Japanese Cotton Jacket for Shugendo Mountain Priest

Antique Japanese Cotton Jacket for Shugendo Mountain Priest

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1305435

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Wakayama, Isumi
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Shugendo cotton-made uniform for the ascetic practices and pilgrimage, called 'yamazuri', used actually by Shugendo mountain priest ('yamabushi') of Mt. Ontake worship sect ('Ontakekyo' in Nagano prefecture) as its provenance.
"Designed" with many amulet stamps including 'Goohoin' amulet (which is usually printed on paper) as rare type. Edo-Meiji period, 19th century. approx. L 78 cm (30.70in), W (sleeve to sleeve) 128 cm (50.39in)

*Shugendo - Japanese mountain asceticism-shamanism incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts

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