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"DEVOTIONS IN THE GREAT TEMPLE  SIMODA [Shimoda].   From nature by Heine.  Lithograph of Sarony & Co., New York."
Clearly visible are the globular mokugyo, wooden fish, being beaten with padded mallets by the priests in robes at the prayer table, on which are two kin, whose rims are rubbed around repeatedly to produce an unearthly ringing sound.  Both sounds can be heard in Japan today accompanying Buddhist prayers.  Architectural details reveal the tatami mats on the floor -- worshippers are wearing slippers -- the wood ceiling, and the openness produced by three sets of doors having been removed.    
Image 8 3/4" x 5 7/8"
$55, postpaid and insured.


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