Antique Japanese Kamidana wall mounted folk shrine
A weather black folk shrine altar from the early 1800s. Traditionally used as a place for a ‘kami’ (god) used in the old world of Japan for various things including a fruitful harvest, good fortune and health.
These gods were made of different materials such as wood or clay and represented deities and animals. This belief is called Shugendo – Japanese mountain asceticism-shamanism incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts.
It can be hung on a wall, and can be used to hold many things like a beautiful piece of pottery, flowers, or sculpture.
H 29.5cm x W 21cm x D 27.5cm