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Very Large Buddhist Temple/Shrine Monmaku
(Entrance Curtain)

Homespun & Hand Loomed Cotton
Family crests were assinged to Buddhist temples & shrines as well as families.
Early to Mid 1900s
Condition Very good overall condition
Variegated/blotchy indigo color.
5.7 X 26 feet, 175 X 800 cm
Medium-Heavy Weight Fabric
Total Weight 4.4 lbs, 2.0 kilos
Discussion Every Temple/Shrine in Japan has its individual kamon (crest) as seen on this monmaku. Often these monmaku are hung for some special religious event at the Temple/Shrine. See last photo for example.