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Votive Shrine Ema of Bishamonten
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Votive Shrine Ema of Bishamonten

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Wood: Pre 1800: Item # 1135248
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Large shrine board (known as an ema) of Bishamonten chasing after a demon. Polychrome pigments, gold, and sumi ink on wood.Dated Second year of Enki, year of the wooden bull (kinotoushi):1745, November (Shimotsuki). Board was donated by Omiya Souhachiro, who was living in the Kudara-cho district of Osaka City (near the vicinity of Shinsaibashi area). The board was painted by Hanai Bunsen Tsunemine (active early 18th century). Age: Mid-Edo period (18th century) Size: Length: 39.26: Height 33.3" Width: 1.5"