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  • Object: Torah

    Object: Torah

    Sep 27, 2018

    Mantle of the Law 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 [...]

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  • Object: Fan (Suyehiro (Japanese fan))

    Object: Fan (Suyehiro (Japanese fan))

    Sep 27, 2018

    Japanese (samurai) Edo period fan with wood ribs and an iron outer cover “gunsen”. Image via Samuraiantiqueworld. This item is a Japanese fan, more specifically a Suyehiro. It is believed that the round fan was first introduced to Japan, from [...]

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  • Object: Kimono

    Object: Kimono

    Sep 27, 2018

    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 [...]

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  • Object: Obi

    Object: Obi

    Sep 27, 2018

    Photo via: National Museum of Denmark @ Flickr Commons, WikiMedia Commons 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 [...]

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  • Object: Koto

    Object: Koto

    Sep 27, 2018

    Map via: Chris 73, WikiMedia Commons 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 [...]

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