Beware of Fire scroll, Japan
A very rare hanging scroll of magico-religious ‘gofu’ (woodblock print talisman) with the pictographic slogan word of protection against fire, – ‘Hi (no) Yo Jin’ (Beware of fire), originally distributed to the people from the descent of Akiha shrine which enshrines ‘Akiba-Daigongen’ as the God of fire prevention.
The scroll is related deeply with Shugendo a form of Japanese mountain mysticism.
A poetically worn condition just adds to the amazing atmosphere of the work. Also, incredibly pleasing colours of blue grey and worn paper.
H39 x W10 1/2"