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Item Buddhist Temple Pilgrim's Cotton Jacket

The Yamagata Kannon Pilgrimage first began in the 14th century(Muromachi Period, 1337 to 1573). Historically, pilgrims ,traveled 8 days by foot in order to visit 33 temples in a set order. The Buddhist priest at each Temple stamped the pilgrims Vest with a red temple seal as proof of the pilgrim's visit. One must be very dedicated & physically fit to undertake this long and arduous 8 day religious journey. Devoted pilgrims still today undertake this difficult journey but mostly by means of a 3 day bus trip.
Mid to Late 1900s
Fabric 100% Cotton
Machine Sewn.
Collar down to bottom Edge
38 inches, 89 cm
Sleeve end to end, across shoulders
51 inches, 130 cm

Summer pilgrimage weight:
8 oz, 350 g
Fair to good condition as see in photos.

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