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Japanese Lacquer-Decorated Portable Buddhist Shrine

Roll over for video transcript Portable shrines have played an important role in the practice and expansion of Buddhism from centuries ago to the present day. The Japanese shrine offered in September's auction would have been used by travelers to worship when the nearest temple was too far away, or for preaching and missionary work. It dates from the Edo Period, the final era before the modernization of Japan toppled the shoguns from power. Lasting from 1603 to 1867, the Edo Period was in large part a time of isolation from Western influences. Buddhism and Japanese history are equally embodied in this lacquered shrine. The case stands just over 18 inches tall and encloses a figure of the Buddha. It is estimated at $800-$1,200. Join us for a chance to buy Japanese Lacquer-Decorated Portable Buddhist Shrine at auction!

Catalog Information

Japanese Lacquer-Decorated Portable Buddhist Shrine
Edo Period
{Height: 18 1/4 inches (46.3 cm)}
Estimate: $800/1,200

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