Ema Votive Painting of a Sutra Scroll


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Folk Arts


Hand painted Ema left at Shinto or Buddhist shrines for the deities to hear prayers. This ema is a representation of a Buddhist sutra scroll.

Inscribed on the back:  "  Meiji 16 - Hitsujinotsuki Kichijitsu Kehaku -Go Dou Kenritsu - Ono Chuemon"   this ema was an offering by Mr Ono to Celebrate the new temple 1883 (year of the sheep).   There is also a bit of the kannon sutra on the back in a much lighter hand. 

  • Mineral pigments
  • Sugi - Japanese cedar wood
  • Dated Meiji 16 (1883)
  • 11.5" x 17.75" x 1.5" (width, height, thickness )

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