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Shugendo Ritual Garment

Probably 20th century

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: TN.214
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Clothing
Culture/Nationality: Japanese
Collection: Helen B. Chapin '15 Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
  • ceremonial objects - Refers broadly to articles associated with or used in the context of a ceremony, which includes formal acts conducted elaborately, solemnly, and as prescribed by the ritual or protocol of religious, state, court, social, or tribal procedure.
  • Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
  • kimonos - Loose, wide-sleeved garments fastened around the waist with an obi or broad sash, traditionally worn by Japanese men and women.
  • Shinto - The indigenous Japanese religious beliefs and practices as distinguished from Buddhism, which had been introduced into Japan in the sixth century. In general, it is characterized by its lack of official sacred scripture and specific formal dogma and by the veneration of small images set in particular Shinto shrines. The religious system is categorized into three interconnected sects: Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto), which constitutes the main currents of Shinto tradition; State Shinto (Kokka Shinto), based on the unification of religion and state and practiced by the Japanese Imperial family; and Sect Shinto (Kyoha Shinto), a movement consisting of sects that originated in Japan around the 19th century and after World War II, each organized by a founder into religious associations in which members are known as parishioners (ujiko) of a particular shrine.
  • textiles - General term for carpets, fabrics, costume, or other works made of textile materials, which are natural or synthetic fibers created by weaving, felting, knotting, twining, or otherwise processing. For works of art or high craft that employ textile as a medium, prefer "textile art (visual works)."

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Disasters and Rebuilding in Japan: Perspectives and Testimonies from the Tri-Co Collection Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges , Dec 5, 2013 – Jun 1, 2014
  • Selections from the Asian Art Collection of Helen Burwell Chapin Bryn Mawr College , May 17, 1990 – Oct 1, 1992
  • Calligraphy: Selections from the Asian Art Collection of Helen Burwell Chapin Bryn Mawr College , May 17, 1990 – Oct 1, 1992

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