[= Illustrated guide of famous sites along the Ise pilgrimage]

Osaka: Shiya Chuubei, 1797. Large format fukurotoji, original blue paper covers, 5 volumes in 6, lacking the 2 appendix volumes; 144 illustrations, most double-page spreads, depicting a variety of scenes along the pilgrimage to Ise Shrine. The stitching for each volume is partially perished, except for the second part of vol. 5, which has been restitched; light wear to covers, internally clean. The Ise Grand Shrine is one of the most important sites in Shinto. It is dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu and is one of the oldest religious sites in the world. Pilgrimage to the shrine has been heavy and consistent since at least the early 18th century, with many hundreds of thousands of people visiting per year during that time. This illustrated guide records the various scenes of the pilgrimage, which was undertaken by the rich and poor alike, and depicts raucous street scenes, religious rites, court images, battles, and landscapes. Item #53075

Price: $600.00

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