Woodcut on paper.
Sheet size: 25,2 x 17,7 cm. (9,9 x 7 inch). Image size: 25,2 x 17,7 cm. (9,9 x 7 inch).
Book illustration. A mikoshi is a divine portable Shinto shrine. Shinto followers believe that it serves as the vehicle to transport a deity in Japan while moving between main shrine and temporary shrine during a festival or when moving to a new shrine. During a matsuri (Japanese festival) involving a mikoshi, people bear the mikoshi on their shoulders. They bring the mikoshi from the shrine, carry it around the neighborhoods that worship at the shrine, and in many cases leave it in a designated area, resting on blocks called uma (horse), for a time before returning it to the shrine.
Condition: Good, given age. Little brownish in the outer edges. Original middle fold, as issued in the book. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: JAPANESE WOODCUT, MIKOSHI, MATSURI, TEMPLE, SHINTO