Japanese Silk Hanging Scroll Chichibu 34 Kannon Buddhism Pilgrimage - Early XX Century
Size: Hight 192cm, width 55.5cm, weight 440g
Primary Material : Silk & Fabric
Technique : Printed & Painted
Roller Ends : Metal
Object literature: The Buddhist Chichibu pilgrimage dates back to the early 13th century and it takes place in the Chichibu valley (about 80km from Tokyo) where there are 34 temples dedicated to Kannon. Following aJapanese tradition pilgrims are given a stamp book or a scroll and at each temple, it is submitted to an office, where the temple's official stamps are placed in red over the calligraphy of a monk or volunteer. This becomes a treasured keepsake; some even consider it to have "magic" powers.