Important Antique Japanese Buddhist Pilgrim’s coat. Buddhist monks would embark on a pilgrimage to travel temple to temple. Upon arriving to each temple, the monk would bathe before giving offerings and reciting prayers as well as receive a stamp distinctive to each temple. Normally a monk would carry around a special stamp book however it is not unusual to stamp the monk’s coat as seen here.
Very rare to find one with so many locations marked and visited. Condition is very good original and ready to be displayed immediately in a home.
Early Meiji period (1868-1912)
Size: 44″ H x 50″ W