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Subject:Japanese Scroll Weights?
Posted By: Roger D Thu, Oct 19, 2017 IP: 2602:306:cdb2:6320:2

I have had a pair of these for several years and always assumed that they are scroll weights, but they may be for another purpose. They are 18.5 cm in diameter and 11.5 cm high (not including the ring. The characters on the bottom are recessed and not reversed so I know they are not seals. I'm hoping that someone can identify their actual purpose.





Subject:Re: Japanese Scroll Weights?
Posted By: I. Nagy Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Inscription says,
Komyo Temple
Main temple festival
Celebration Souvenir

Komyo temple is the center of a new religious orgaanization Uchushinkyo Komeishin (Space God Teaching)in Fukui Prefecture

Can be taken as paperweight.

With regards,
I.Nagy

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Subject:Re: Japanese Scroll Weights?
Posted By: mikeoz Sat, Oct 21, 2017

I prefer to call them paper weights, these celebrating a festival held on the 5th of October 1971 at the Komyo temple. I'm not sure where as there appears to be at least two such named temples in Japan.

Subject:Re: Japanese Scroll Weights?
Posted By: Ropger D Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Thanks, I. Nagy and Mike Oz., I guess I will continue to use them for paper weights.


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