The Wooden passports (known as Tsuko-tegata) used during Edo Period (1603 and 1868) is a japanese tradition for authorization permission for travelers in Japan, passing from region to region. The Edo is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japan was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country’s 300 regional daimyō. During that time strict controls were enforced on movement. Nowadays, it becomes a amulet for traffic safety.(交通安全 “koutsuanzen”)
*Private collection. Never be used.
*Country/Region of Manufacture: Craft made in Japan
*Size: 11cmH x 8cmW x 2cm thick
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