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Late Edo to Early Meiji (1840-1900)
A cotton wedding Kaga noren (split doorway curtain) featuring sume e painting of Mount Fuji. The pine represents longevity, while the mandarin crane stands for good fortune and long life. Buddhists found in Mt Fuji an inspiring symbol of meditation and called its summit “zenjo,” a Buddhist term describing a perfect meditative state. Buddhists also came to regard My Fuji as the abode of the Buddha of All-Illuminating Wisdom. Good condition, with slight staining and some tiny holes. 51" wide x 66" height. 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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