HOUSEHOLD SHRINE

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HOUSEHOLD SHRINE

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A  Japanese yashiro, household shrine. The sugi (crytomeria) wood shrine with steep foreshortened roof, wide base and double doors with pierced grid windows. The shrine would have held offering purchased at the neighborhood shrine or votive sculptures of household gods. The shrine would have originally been placed on the kamidana, “god shelf” in the kitchen, where daily offerings and food could be placed. 
Meiji Period (1868-1912)  
23½” high x 20¼” wide x 10¾” deep

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