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Buddhist Temple Pilgrim's Hemp Jacket
The Shikoku Island Pilgrimage or Shikoku Junrei is a pilgrimage associated with the Buddhist monk Kukai. The pilgrim traveled by foot for 30 to 60 days to visit 88 temples in a set order where the Buddhist priest stamped the jacket with the temple's seal in red. A large numbers of pilgrims known as henro still undertake the journey. The hand lettering on the lapel is Sanskrit, not Japanese.
Age
Early to Mid 1900s
Condition
Very Good Condition but with a few spots, seen in last 2 photos. We have NOT washed this garment.
Size
Collar down to bottom Edge
36 inches, 92 cm
Sleeve end to end, across shoulders
50 inches, 128 cm
Medium-Heavy Weight
Hand Loomed Hemp, Loose Weave
Machine stitched.
Comment This jacket started out natural beige then as the pilgrimage progress someone hand wrote the text. Cannot say for sure that all 88 temple stamps are on this jacket. Click here to see an interesting video of a Westerner who made the Shikoku pilgrimage.
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