stencils (textileworking: dyeing & printing)

Stencil depicting man woman and child, the child with a bamboo rake and furoshiki. It is late autumn or winter. The woman has a covered face, the man has a bamboo rake. They are preparing for the torino-ichi ceremony, a shrine festival when people 'rake in' happiness and treasure. A famous location for this festival is Asakusa near Tokyo. In the background are two flags and a shrine or house, on the left a rock which may represent a kind of god for travellers or a guide post for same, and a tree.

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