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Kozuka with Mountain Ascetics' Implements
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Kozuka with Mountain Ascetics' Implements


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description These objects are associated with mountain ascetic known as "yamabushi." On the left is a shakujô staff. The loose rings on the staff would jingle as the monk walked. In the middle is a straw hat. On the right is a form of sash worn by yamabushi known as a "yuigesa." The reverse of the kozuka is gold.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 後藤光佀; [Tranlsation] Gotô Mitsutomo
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1850 (Edo)
Medium
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.667
Measurements
3 3/4 in. (9.6 cm) (l.)
Geographies
  • Japan, Kyoto (Place of Origin)
  • Japan, Tokyo (Edo) (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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