Buddhist Woodblock Prints, Japan
Devotional prints from the Tokugawa Shogunate / Edo Period (1600-1868), more specifically early 19th century. Now referred to under the generic name ofuda, they depict to Buddhist dieties or monks and refer to shrines popular in Japan in times when Buddhist and Shinto practices intermingled comfortably.

They were collected by pilgrims at the shrines and convey blessings. They can be thought of as amulets.

Many thanks to Seikimori Gaynor for clarifying and translating these rare pieces of ephemera.
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