Japanese Buddhist local wood carving Somin-Shorai talisman

  • Japanese Buddhist local wood carving Somin-Shorai talisman

 

Sacred local wooden amulet of ‘Somin-Shorai-fu’ as a type of Shinano-Kokubunji temple in Nagano prefecture, inherited only by the families who compose ‘Somin-ko’ (a volunteer group related to the Buddhism based on the folk belief called Somin belief.). Taisho-Showa period, early 20th century. Unique local phallic icon with universally primitive design, in aged condition as seen. approx. H 24 cm (9.44in)

 

 

 

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