"Asakusa Festival". Sensoji Temple Tokyo Travel Advertising Poster


Genre: Travel
Artist: Anonymous Artists
Year Printed: c. undated
Size: 28.5 x 40"
Country of Poster: Unknown
Restoration Detail: Unrestored
Grade: Very Fine
Additional Information: Original. Linen backed Sensoji Temple Tokyo. Buddhist poster. Features the Buddha giving off lotus pedals, while floating above a city. Behind him is a pagoda—rare original Asian travel poster. "Asakusa Festival". Sensoji Temple Tokyo This poster does not show a date. Sensoji (浅草寺, Sensōji, also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. It is one of Tokyo's most colorful and famous temples. This temple is dedicated to Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. The Sanja (Sensoji) Festival of Asakusa Shrine is held on the third weekend in May. It became very popular during the Edo period (1603-1868), and today it features the parading of more than a hundred mikoshi (portable shrines) by residents around the crowded streets near Asakusa Shrine. Japanese Railway approved poster. Festival in the Tokyo Temple May 1 - May 31st. (Sen So Ji Temple showing a unique statue.) Open to the public. This is the only documented copy of this poster we have documented. This is an Original Lithograph Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is professionally acid-free conservation mounted, linen-backed, and in very good condition.

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