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A Large Iron-Pot of Sofukuji, Nagasaki
[ID] 3824°°°°( ID:3824 )
[Photographer] unknown
[Place] Nagasaki
[Date] unknown
[Color] color
[Size] 144x91
[Cabinet] 74-1-0
[Keyword] historic sites/temple
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This hand-tinted picture postcard published between 1890 and 1920 is entitled "Large Iron Pot of Sofukuji, Nagasaki." A Chinese monk made the pot in 1682 to feed the masses during a famine. It has been called the "Pot to Save the Poor," the "Cauldron" and other names. Designated a Cultural Asset by Nagasaki City, it remains in the temple precincts to this day.