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Item: Exceptional Example!
Shugendo Buddhist Sect Hemp Jacket
(Kanman Haori)
The large katazome dyed lettering is Sanskrit.
Hand written kanji are Sutras
This Jacket may have been owned by a Shugendopriest or lay person
Age
Early to Mid 1900s
Condition
Very Good Condition. We have NOT washed this garment.
Size
Collar down to bottom Edge
43 inches, 110 cm
Sleeve end to end, across shoulders
50 inches, 130 cm
Medium-Heavy Weight
Hand Loomed Hemp
Hand stitched, tailored.
Comment: Shugendo, a Japanese folk religion, is an eclectic Buddhist sect with a mystical-spiritual tradition which originated in 7th century. Shugendo evolved as an amalgamation of esoteric Buddhism & Shinto along with influences of Daoism & Onmyodo. With a background in mountain worship. the goal of Shugendo is the development of a person's spiritual experience and power through pilgrimages to holy mountains and there engaging in ascetic discourse with mountain spirits.
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Consult these link for details about Shugendo
Wiki Shugendo
Shinto Encyclopedia, Slow link, be patient