Senjafuda
Senjafuda (also commonly known as 'Senshafuda or Senja Fuda') are small Japanese woodblock prints used as votive* cards that were placed on the walls, ceilings and fixtures at shrines and temples by visitors. A tradition from the Edo era, they became very popular as a collectable item around the late Meiji and Taisho periods, with many 'Nousatsu Kai' (Senjafuda Associations) being set up to make and swap senjafuda.

    * - Votive: Expressing or symbolizing a wish, desire, or vow.

Condition Reports: Unless otherwise stated:
  • Each print is in very good condition;
  • Generally no age toning;
  • Some may have slight ink offsetting stains - clearly visible in the images below;
  • No tears, folds, foxing, trimming, creases.

Shipping: Shipping via standard airmail is included in the listed price!


Meiji/Taisho Era Senshafuda - Double Size - 18 x 12cm

All of the senjafuda prints below date to the late Meiji and early Taisho period. All are approximately 18 x 12cm in size.

#59
$25

sold

#60
$40

#61
$30

#62
$30


#63
$30

#64
$30

#65
$30

#66
$30


#67
$25

#68
$40
sold

#69
$30

#70
$25
sold


#71
$40

#72
$25

#73
$30
sold

#74
$25 (slight creasing)


#75
$30

#76
$30

#77
$30
sold

#78
$25


#79
$25 (slight creasing)

#80
$25 (slight creasing)

#81
$30
sold

#82
$30


#83
$30

#84
$30

#85
$25 (slight creasing)

#86
$30


#87
$25 (slight creasing)
sold

#88
$30

#89
$25
sold

#90
$40
sold


#91
$30

#92
$25

#93
$40
sold

#94
$30
sold


#95
$40

sold

#96
$25 (slight creasing)
sold

#97
$30 (slight creasing)

#98
sold


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Showa Era Senshafuda - Double Size - 18 x 12cm

All of the senjafuda prints below date to the early Showa period and were produced by the 'Touto Nousatsu Kai' (Tokyo Senjafuda Association), mostly in 1930. The Tokyo Senjafuda Association was located in the Tokyo suburb of Kanda - the cultural centre of Tokyo since the Edo times. The carver of these senjafuda was the Association head Mr Chokin.

#1 A Play
狂言
Embossing to clothing.
$20
sold
#48

$20
sold

#3 Fuda of Mr Chokin, Tokyo Senjafuda Association
会主彫きん
Strong embossing to clothing.
$20
Sold

#4 Doll Festival
雛祭
Strong embossing throughout.
$20
sold

Single Size - 18 x 6cm

#15 Doll Festival
雛祭
Strong embossing throughout. Tiny printers crease left margin.
$15
Sold
#17 Sumo Wrestler
相撲取り
Strong embossing throughout. Gold metallic pigments (some oxidisation).
$15
Sold

#21 Courtesan
花魁
Strong embossing throughout. Gold metallic pigments (some oxidisation)
$15
Sold
#22 Kabuki
歌舞伎
Strong embossing throughout. Gold metallic pigments (some oxidisation)
$15
Sold

#29 Kabuki
歌舞伎
Strong embossing throughout.
$15
Sold
#31 Kabuki
歌舞伎 助六
Strong embossing throughout.
$15
Sold

#34 Kabuki
歌舞伎
$15
Sold

#39 Kabuki
歌舞伎
$15
Sold

#49 Kabuki
かげきよ
Embossing throughout.
$15
Sold
#50 Kabuki

Embossing throughout.
$15
Sold
#53 Kabuki

Embossing throughout.
$15
Sold

#47 Mother & Child
Strong embossing throughout. Oxidisation of metallic gold pigment.
$15
Sold

#42
秩父二八橋鍾乳洞
Strong embossing throughout.
$15
Sold
#43

Strong embossing throughout.
$15
Sold
#54
成田不動
Strong embossing throughout.
$15
Sold
#55 Nikko Temple
日光立ち木観音
Strong embossing throughout.
$15
Sold

#36 Pilgrims
お遍路
$15
Sold
#37 Pilgrims
お遍路
$15
Sold

#38 Pilgrims
お遍路
$15
Sold

#11 Autumn Leaves
紅葉
Embossing throughout.
$12
Sold
#12 Autumn Leaves
紅葉
Light mica and embossing throughout.
$12
Sold

#13 Autumn Leaves
紅葉
Light mica and embossing throughout. Mark in top margin.
$12
Sold
#24 Autumn Leaves
紅葉
Light mica and embossing throughout.
$12
Sold

#32 Autumn Leaves
紅葉
Strong embossing.
$12
Sold
#33 Autumn Leaves
紅葉
Light mica and embossing throughout.
$12
Sold

#5 Autumn Leaves
紅葉
Light mica and embossing throughout.
$12
Sold
#35
Strong embossing throughout.
$15
Sold

#7 Good and Evil
善悪
Strong embossing throughout.
$12
Sold

#9 Kan-nin
かんにん
Wonderfully embossed throughout!
$12
Sold
#16 Nude
$12
Sold

#40
三浦屋 善悪
Fine embossing; Mica in background
$12

Sold

#44 Good and Evil
善悪
Strong embossing throughout.
$12
Sold

#45 Good and Evil
善悪
Strong embossing throughout.
$12
Sold

#46 Good and Evil
善悪
Fuda of Mr Chokin, Tokyo Senjafuda Association.
Strong embossing throughout.
$12
Sold

#41 Autumn Leaves
紅葉
Strong embossing with fine mica in background.
$12
Sold

#52 Autumn Leaves
紅葉 寿座小清
Strong embossing with fine mica in background. Tiny soft crease right margin.
$12
Sold
#57 Fuda of Mr Chokin, Tokyo Senjafuda Association
紅葉
Strong embossing.
$12
Sold

#10
Wonderfully embossed throughout!
$7
Sold
#14
Strong embossing throughout.
$7
Sold

#58 Autumn Leaves
紅葉
Strong embossing. Red printer's ink mark in image area.
$7
Sold
#18 Asakusa
浅草額浅
$7
Sold

#19

$7
Sold
#20
Light mica in paper. Faint mark in upper margin.
$7
Sold

#23
Strong embossing throughout.
$7
Sold
#30

$7
Sold

#6 Ichiban
半纏 一番
Light mica and embossing throughout.
$7
Sold

#8
Marks in left margin.
$7
Sold
#56
Beautiful strong embossing.
$7
Sold
#26 Shobai
小梅
Strong embossing.
Size: 16.5 x 6cm.
$5
Sold

#25
Strong embossing.
Size: 16.5 x 6cm.
$5
Sold

#27 Fuda of American Professor (Utah)
御札博士
$10
Sold

#28 Kazuo
小梅 かづ男
Weak crease in top margin.
$5
Sold
#51
Fine embossing.
$5
Sold

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