Japanese Emaki – At the Shrine

Japanese Emaki – At the Shrine

One in a series of hand painted scroll paintings recording a local harvest festival. This scroll panel depicts a traditional orange gate near the shrine where a priest is entering and carrying a horse ema  (wooden plaque with written prayers),a young boy is waving festival banner, one is carrying a drum and another has a tengu mask on top of his head.  Edo period. The painted panel measures 14 x 22.  Mounted on paper for protection.

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