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Spirit House

Creation date: ca. 1830
Creation place: Japan

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Type: Spirit House
Medium and Support: Wood
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Cramer
Accession Number: 1994.254.a
Dimensions: 37 1/2 in. x 36 in. x 35 1/4 in. (95.25 cm x 91.44 cm x 89.54 cm)
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Sonya Quintanilla:

Portable Shinto shrines were kept in Japanese households for offering prayers to the spirit gods, known as kam
i. The round crest with the triple hollyhock motif indicates that this example came from the home of a member of the ruling Tokugawa clan.

Last Updated: 5/12/2021


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Art of East Asia San Diego Museum of Art , 2/3/2013 - 8/1/2013

Art of East Asia: Japan The San Diego Museum of Art , 8/24/2018 - 00/00/00

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