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Iron coins dedicated to the "Yashikigami"

屋敷神に奉納された鉄銭

 

Yashikigami are guardian deities that protect the house and its land.The deity is enshrined in a hokora, a small shrine built in the backyard of the house, on adjacent land, or in a nearby forest.In Japan, it is believed that the ancestors were enshrined in the mountains and forests near houses to hold ancestral memorial services, as it was believed that the spirits of deceased people lived in the mountains since ancient times.

 

Number   /   0049

 

Price   /   8,000 yen

 

Size   /   H110 W25 D30 mm

 

Country   /   Japan

 

Period   /   19 - 20c

 

※ Country and period are estimates.

※ 国や時代表記は推定です

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