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Japanese funeral customs: a grieving family at the bedside of a dead man. Watercolour, ca. 1880 (?).

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A red-robed Buddhist priest holds prayer beads and recites sutras (chants) at the bedside. Religious objects are placed on the floor around him; at the entrance to the room a guest (?) offers koden (?) (a gift of money) to two mourners

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1 painting : ink, watercolour and gouache ; image and border 13.7 x 21.3 cm

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Japanese funeral customs: a grieving family at the bedside of a dead man. Watercolour, ca. 1880 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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