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Date

1880


    Lettering

    Bears number on backing paper: [ichi (1)]


      Description

      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

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



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