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Old Inari Daimyou Shinto Shrine Noboribata (hanging prayer banner)
Tsutsugaki, Machine Sewn
Date on Banner: Showa 11, 1936
Condition Good overall condition, several small holes as seen in photo. The red color is more faded than what appears in the photo.
13 inches X 7.5 feet, 32 X 230 cm
Medium Weight
Discussion This banner probably was displayed during a hope for a prosperous harvest festival. Inari (deity) shrine or temple banner. The Shinto God Inari is worshiped in both Japanese Shinto and Buddhism. Inari is the Japanese kami (God) of fertility, rice, agriculture, foxes, industry and worldly success and one of the principal kami (Gods) of Shinto.
Translation Shoichi (large kanji)- High ranking Ianri Daimyou shrine
Date (smaller kanji, right side-
Showa 11, 1936
Name of person who presented the banner (smaller kanji at bottom)