Asian Tribal Art - Shop Sign, kanban, Japan

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Shop sign (kanban)
Wood, black lacquer, paint, iron
11 inches in diameter by 1-1/8 inches thick (28 by 2.8 cm)
Edo Period

A very solid graphic round sign, possibly for a pawn shop, with a character in black that means small and another in red that means large. There is a curved iron strap at the top for hanging by a cord and an illegible old label on the bottom edge.


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