Michael Moser Studio
View of the Main Temple Oratory at Zojoji, Shiba, Tokyo
135 x 90 mm
Images and text courtesy of Terry Bennett (Old Japan - www.old-japan.co.uk - 1015035)
A rare view taken inside Zojoji by Moser on behalf of the journal - The Far East. An incongruous note is struck by the presence behind the Buddha effigy of a Flemish tapestry, which had been presented to the Shogun as a gift by one of the directors of the Dutch Factory at Deshima during the eighteenth century.