An Album of Japanese Shrine and Temple Votive Slips (Nosatsu - Senjafuda). VOTIVE SLIPS ALBUM.
An Album of Japanese Shrine and Temple Votive Slips (Nosatsu - Senjafuda)
An Album of Japanese Shrine and Temple Votive Slips (Nosatsu - Senjafuda)
An Album of Japanese Shrine and Temple Votive Slips (Nosatsu - Senjafuda)
An Album of Japanese Shrine and Temple Votive Slips (Nosatsu - Senjafuda)
An Album of Japanese Shrine and Temple Votive Slips (Nosatsu - Senjafuda)
An Album of Japanese Shrine and Temple Votive Slips (Nosatsu - Senjafuda)
An Album of Japanese Shrine and Temple Votive Slips (Nosatsu - Senjafuda)
An Album of Japanese Shrine and Temple Votive Slips (Nosatsu - Senjafuda)

An Album of Japanese Shrine and Temple Votive Slips (Nosatsu - Senjafuda)

(Circa 1931). Stock ID #169476

A rectangular album of 30 mounted colour woodcuts of which 23 are approximately 23 x 16cm and the remainder are half that size 16 x 11cm. There is another pasted down on the rear cover and two smaller slips(3.5 x 11cm & 8.5 x 2.5 on the front cover. The front cover is slightly discoloured, internally there are a few spots and signes of wear but generally very good. 25 x 17cm.

Senjafuda, votive prayer slips, began as stickers or scraps of paper posted on the gates of shrines or temples, and bore the name of the worshipper who placed it there. Originally, they were wooden slats that had been carved, but since the Edo period, they have been replaced with paper. Stickers were plastered on shrines, a long lasting memory or documentation of a visit or pilgrimage to the temples. Nosatsu votive slips left at temples and shrines, have had a long tradition but in the last hundred years or so they evolved into elaborate prints made more to be swapped and traded than pasted on shrines. This album contains sophisticated and beautifully coloured nosatsu, some of which are embossed or embellished with a metallic overprinting. Some are dated - ranging from 1913 to 1926, however the slip on the rear cover is dated 1931. They are now extremely collectable.

This album is associated with one of the many votive slip clubs (Nosatsukai), which produced votive slips and organized pilgrimages to temples or shines, where the slips would be pasted to bring good fortune. The slips in this album are relatively large, and many include a number of names accompanied by beautiful illustrations featuring such themes as a hot spring bath, kabuki actors, and images of shrines and temple bells.

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