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Late Meiji or Taisho era (1890-1926)
A wonderful silk wedding Kaga noren (traditional doorway curtain). Very good condition. 51" wide x 61" height. The mandarin crane symbolizes good fortune and long life. This type of wedding curtain has the grooms family crest, and on the wedding day, it is hung in front of the grooms family Buddhist room for one or two weeks. When the bride passes though it, she cannot get by without bowing - that means she respects her new husband and his family, even if she was from a wealthier family. As she bows in front of the Kaga noren, the bride swears her obedience to Buddha and his family.
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