Close Window
Item Buddhist Temple Pilgrim's Cotton Vest

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.
Hand written date on the vest of Showa 60, or 1985
Fabric 100% Cotton
Machine made/sewn.
Top of collar to bottom edge:
27 inches, 69 cm
Across shoulders:
19 inches, 47 cm
Across the bottom:
22 inches, 55 cm
Summer pilgrimage weight:
3.5 oz, 93 g
Overall Very good condition but has one discolored area as seen in photos.

Please Share This Page!