libation stick

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.

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