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Towel

Native Name奉納手拭い
Object Number:29-96-635
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Japanese
Buddhist
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Cotton
Inscription Language:Japanese Language
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Votive hand towel (Hônô tenugui). Light blue and tan pattered background. Blue characters. Japanese characters say 1-chrome, edoborikita, Osaka (address); Rihachi Takai (name); Otokuihanei. Label reads: "Chapel containing the Indo-no-kane, or Bell of Leading, which is rung in order that the Saint-Prince may conduct the dead into Paradise. Osaka."

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