Japanese funeral customs: the cortège proceeds towards the temple

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Japanese funeral customs: the cortège proceeds towards the temple. Watercolour, ca 1880 (?). Left, a Buddhist monk leads the procession, immediately followed by two attendants carrying lanterns on long poles; six robed men with swords in their belts follow in front of the palanquin which is carried by eight attendants; seven men in samurai costumes walk behind the palanquin; at the back several attendants follow carrying two chests (?) and a drum (?) hanging from a short pole. Created 1880. Work ID: uv8v8udx.

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