Japanese Idol, used by the Damios or Princes, (sculpture)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 475
[The law in Japan requires each house to have a family idol, in richness according to rank; a candle is placed on either side, and always lighted when the sun goes down and kept burning until sunrise, to keep away evil spirits.] [P. 27.]
Catalogue of Rare and Valuable Curiosities, contributed for Exhibition in the Curiosity Shop of the Albany Army Relief Bazaar, February 22d, 1864. Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers. 1864.