Item: Exceptional Example!
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.
Early to Mid 1900s
Very Good Condition but with a few spots, seen in last 2 photos. We have NOT washed this garment.
Collar down to bottom Edge
36 inches, 92 cm
Sleeve end to end, across shoulders
50 inches, 128 cm
Hand Loomed Hemp, Loose Weave