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Details about  Antique Japanese Shinto Ema wooden plaque of Inari Fox Meiji Mingei folk art

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Antique Japanese Shinto Ema wooden plaque of Inari Fox Meiji Mingei folk art
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Type: Wooden plaques, Ema, Paintings Region of Origin: Japan
Primary Material: Wood Original/Reproduction: Original
Age: 1850-1899




Meiji period, late 19th - early 20th century





Shinto worshipper's wooden plaque for the shrine (Ema: meaning "Horse picture") from Tohoku region, painted with five foxes as the motif of its unusual composition, which can be read its strong wish of bumper harvest from. A rare old graffiti as a Japanese folk art form. Pure, transient, and lovely...   w: 18cm / h: 14.5cm / t: 1cm  (7.08 x 5.7 x 0.39 in)


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From Japan to worldwide, hotoke antiques has been selecting and offering aesthetic art/antique pieces which inspire us. Main selection is Japanese and Oriental art pieces in the certain range of pottery, including essential tea ceremonial articles in the style of "Wabi" and practical Mingei folk art pieces in the concept of "Beauty of use". Also, Buddhist art pieces including native sculptures and related decorative objects are available. All listing items are guaranteed its authenticity by our experiential standpoint based on the reliance as we have been professional antique dealers in Japan (License # 441230000338).  Hope you will come across the one here, and we are looking forward to connect with you through the sympathetic vibration.

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