No i dont have it mate..ill have to get a copy
As Geoff said it's an excellent book with some superb items shown and top photography, well worth buying.
Nice senninbari wizard, does it have pockets on the front?
Yes Russ it does have a pocket..i had never noticed that
Looks like there may be something inside - is it sewn shut?
Sometimes there are Paper omamori, coins, hair and other bits and pieces.
Hey Russ, there is a few pockets,but they have all been opened...im going to try and get some more in Japan in a few weeks,hopefully get some unopened ones
I think I can see a faint shadow of the covered kanji on backside. My imagination thinks it MIGHT be saying:
1,000 Strength Tiger
Seishōkō Dai ōgi Shugo
Protect the entire body
Great Esoteric Seishōkō [Kiyomasa Kato] Protect [him]
Continued Luck in the Fortunes of War
26 years old
[Sugisaki is also pronounced as Sugizaki ... depends on the family]
According to the Japanese wiki, the shrine is part of Kakurinji, a Nichiren temple [not Nichiren Shoshu ... that's a break-off]. The temple is in Minato Ward, Tokyo.The red seals were probably these:by J.Wiki
Thank you ghp95134...i might go visit the shrine