'Entrance to Waka Miya, Nagasaki' [Japan]

No. 36 of 51 (PAJ2051 - PAJ2101): inscribed by the artist on the album page, as title and dated '3/69'. One of two drawings by Butt of the Wakamiya, or Wakamiya Inari shrine at Nagasaki, the other being PAJ2067. This is a Shinto shrine in the Irabayashi district. It is today mainly known for its Tangenkei October festival, some 250 years old, in which a male and a female acrobat dressed as white foxes (the messenger of the Inari god) perform evolutions on the top of green bamboo poles some ten metres tall.

Object Details

ID: PAJ2086
Type: Drawing
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Butt, James Henry
Places: Nagasaki
Date made: March 1869
People: Butt, James Henry
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 224 x 132 mm
Parts: Album of topographical views, mainly on the coasts of Japan, China and Formosa (Taiwan) (Album)

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