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Pilgrim's coat for Kansai area Fudo Pilgrimage
  • unknown maker from Japan
  • Pilgrim's coat for Kansai area Fudo Pilgrimage, circa 1930
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • sumi ink, ink stamps, asa bast fiber
  • Object Height/Width: 101.5 x 126.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 39 15/16 x 49 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Museum of Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0097
Label Text

A traditional Japanese style jacket made of loosely woven hemp cloth. On the back of each sleeve is a single Sanskrit character. On the upper half of the back are two inscriptions in kanji characters written upon lightly painted standing figures. On the right is identified as Zao Gongen, and the left En no Gyoja. In the center is another Sanskrit character. Around the inscriptions are several stamps in round, square or reliquary shapes.