REMAINS OF GEGYO (Dealer: Jinta) – Two incomplete remains of decorative wooden boards installed to the gables of shrine (or temple) roof called ‘Gegyo’ (lit. ‘Hanging fish’) which stands for “Sprinkling water” as a traditional Japanese architectual charm of fire prevention. Meiji-Taisho period, early 20th century. One piece has been nailed in the later years as seen the photo#10. approx. 32 x 26 x 4cm (12.59 x 10.23 x 1.57in), approx. 29 x 28 x 4cm (11.41 x 11.02 x 1.57in)



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