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Item Old Inari Daimyou Shinto Shrine Noboribata (hanging prayer banner) Homespun & Hand Loomed Cotton Tsutsugaki, Machine Sewn Very good quality
Date on the banner is Bunsei (1828), on the right side, left is February.
Okayama Prefecture
Fabric 100% Cotton Homespun, Hand Loomed.
12 inches X 8.2 feet
30 X 250 cm
Medium-Heavy Weight
Good overall condition, numerous neatly sewn patches as seen in the photos
Comment Inari (deity) shrine or temple banner. One of the principal kami (gods) of Shinto, Inari is worshiped in both Japanese Shinto and Buddhism. Inari is the kami of fertility, rice, agriculture, foxes, industry and worldly success. The 3 hand painted "flaming ball" symbol at the top of the noboribata is a Nyoitakarashu (Cintamani in Hindu). Nyoitakarashu are wish-granting jewels, additionally representing wisdom.  Nyoitakarashu symbolize the importance of teaching and as well as the enlightened mind. The flames around the border of the Nyoitakarashu are symbolic of the burning away of false desires and ignorance, giving way to enlightenment.

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