Shugendo Pilgrim Kimono
Shugendo is a Japanese Buddhist sect based on pre-feudal traditions and its disciples attain spiritual power through challenging physical discipline. Made of hand spun and hand woven cotton which was dyed grey, it has a large Siddham dyed on the back as well as several cinnabar and ink stamps. The name dyed on the lapel reads Mount Omine, a Nara mountain famous for its three tests of courage: the hanging stone, the insight from the west and the rock of equality
Circa: 19th century
Condition: Minor discoloration and some small stains, very good
Dimensions: 54" x 50"
Inventory number: WR3801