Flat, slightly curved libation stick (iku-pasuy) made from light wood. Pointed at one end. Decorated on one side with carved notches. The stick has been shaved in three places. Some of the shavings are still attached but some have broken off. This example has no owner's mark on it. It is a simple version of a libation stick, of a type made when there was a need to prepare many sticks in a short time. This one has three parallel incisions at each end, the mark of the group that lived alongside the river Sarugawa, the group which attended the Anglo-Japanese exhibition in 1910.
These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.
The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.
If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: email@example.com