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This object is a Torah (Sefer Torah), which is a sacred text for Judaism. The Torah is a scroll that is made of parchment and the pieces of parchment are sewn together with thread. The spindles of the scroll are wood and when stored the scroll is held together...

This item is a Japanese fan, more specifically a Suyehiro. It is believed that the round fan was first introduced to Japan, from China during the Han Dynasty. However, the folding fan, or Ōgi, is believed to be original to Japan and was first documented sometime in the 10th...

For many centuries in Japan the traditional style of dress was the square-cut body and sleeves of the kimono, which translates to ‘thing to wear’. It is believed the Japanese got the inspiration for this dress from the Chinese during the 8th century. However, it was during the Heian...

This garment is called an obi and it first appeared in Japan during the Heian Period (794-1185). It was first designed as a narrow sash that was used as an undergarment for a women’s kimono. It wasn’t until the Muromachi Period (1392-1573) that women of the samurai class began...

This instrument is called a koto, a Japanese stringed instrument. The koto originally came from China to Japan between the 7th and 8th centuries. Overtime, it became a traditional Japanese musical instrument and has been used in various ways for musical performances. The exact age of this particular koto...