Talisman and Amulets in the Japanese Collection

Pages 39–68
Keywords Japan, Buddhist temple, Shint shrine, shamanism, talisman, amulet, ofuda, ema, omamori, collecting, Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures (Prague)
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Citation KRAEMEROVÁ, Alice. Talisman and Amulets in the Japanese Collection. Annals of the Náprstek Museum. Prague: National Museum, 2014, 35(1), 39–68. ISSN 0231-844X (print), 2533-5685 (online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/aotnpm/35-1/talisman-and-amulets-in-the-japanese-collection
Annals of the Náprstek Museum | 2014/35/1

This article describes all types of amulets and talismans present in the Náprstek Museum Japanese collection and uncovers their symbolic meaning. These are mostly talismans from shrines and temples dating to the beginning of the 20th century, traditional hand-crafted items from famous places of pilgrimage and toys used as talismans.

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