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"Daikoku" Vintage Shikishi
vintage Japanese Shikishit

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Our Price: $12.00

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Product Code: 1222MISC19

This listing is for the shikishi board as shown. Shikishi are stiff, (usually) square, paper-covered boards used as a canvas for drawing or painting. Seasonal and nature motifs are common, as are deities and zodiac animals. They are often displayed with seasonal decor, given as gifts, or mounted on fabric to create a scroll effect.

This shikishi features one of the "seven lucky god" - Daikoku, the god of wealth, is typically depicted with two rats and bags of money or perhaps rice. Daikoku is also the god of grain and fertility. Note the detail flourishes, including the chest, the hand on the gourd, his billowing robes, and more.

This shikishi is just under 10.5" tall and 9.5" wide, The backside is plain but covered with gold speckled paper. Gold trim all around the edges.

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