Item description - YO07010002
Sarutahiko Ishidohyo, Japanese Stone Marker Post - Decorative stone posts can be seen all over Japan. These so-called Ishidōhyō (石道標) are slightly placed in the ground and feature carved text from top to bottom. These texts can refer to various topics. It can for example tell directions or be a description of a location. Next to this, the posts often feature a more poetic text.
The text on the front of this Ishidōhyō reads as follows: Sarutahiko-Gū (猿田彦宮). This is the name of a small Shinto shrine in Atsuta ward, Nagoya, build in honor of the god Sarutahiko Ōkami, the Kami of Guidance.
The text on the backside of this Ishidōhyō refers to the period in which it was made in the traditional Japanese calendar. Shōwa Year 35 Month 5 Day 25 (昭和三十五年五月二十五日), which translates to the 25th of May 1960. Underneath this date, the exact origin is described connected by the character for up (上). The origin is Hatayacho (旗屋町), a neighbourhood that can be found in Atsuta ward, Nagoya, just like the Sarutahiko-Gū Shrine.
• Origin: Hatayacho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya, Aichi prefecture, Japan
• Material: Shirakawa stone (白川石)
• Age: Shōwa period (25th of May 1960)
Model and sizes
|YO07010002||20 cm||22 cm||154 cm||€ 2475.00|
|10% discount! EUR: 2750.00 ≈ EUR: 2475.00|
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