Tenri Sankokan Museum: IKUPASUY (SO-CALLED MUSTACHE LIFTER) OF THE AINU. Handbook of Tenri Sankokan Collection 6. Tenri, 1970. 34 pp. 197 illustrations. Text in Japanese, captions in English. 26x18 cm. Paper.
A small spatula of carved wood is an implement peculiar to the Ainu. As a libation to the gods, an Ainu dips the tip of it into rice-wine, placing it across the cup, he drinks and prays, and it seemed to lift his moustache.
Subjects: Art Ainu
Available, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 608 in printed List 200.
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