VOTIVE WOODEN FISHING BOAT (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Votive miniture wooden ship distributed from Osaki shrine (at Karakuwa peninsula in Kesennuma area, Miyagi prefecture) to the local fishermen, originated from a folklore of the white whale sacred to the god of Osaki shrine helped out the cargo ship against great storms. Showa 31 (1956), Japan. Written as ‘Tairyo’ (Big catch of fish), and labeled by the former owner, as “Miyagi, Karakuwa, Hitakami shrine (Old name of Osaki shrine), 31.3”. approx. L 28.5cm (11.22in)
Item price: $180
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