Senjafuda and Kannon Statue
Located at Kinshoji Temple in Chichibu, the picture shows Kannon. This picture is significant because the practice of pasting senjafuda began as pilgrims believed it granted them blessings from Kannon
The phenomenon of senjafuda dates back to the late 18th century. They were originally made by pilgrims to paste on the walls of temples and shrines as a sort of devotional graffiti. Later they became collector’s items, and by the middle of the 19th century they had become miniature masterpieces of woodblock printed art. Senjafuda depict a dizzying variety of themes with meticulous craftsmanship and vivid, stylish graphic design.