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Higashi-Honganji from the portfolio Collection of Color-Prints with Views of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe

Tokyo Imperial Hotel

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Pottery Works

from the portfolio Collection of Color-Prints with

Views of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe

by Kotozuka Eiichi, c. 1957

Nakanoshima Park from the portfolio Collection of Color-Prints with Views of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe

IHL Cat. #1664

About This Print

A small print picturing the Goeido-mon gate ( Founder's Hall Gate) of Nishi Hongan-ji temple in Kyoto from the portfolio of twelve prints titled Collection of Color-Prints with Views of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe offered by the Osaka Railway Division, Japanese National Railways.

Higashi Hongaji
Source: https://www.kyotostation.com/higashi-honganji-temple/Higashi Honganji, or “Eastern Temple of the First Vow” is one of two head temples of the Jodo Shinshu sect of Pure Land Buddhism, the most popular form of Buddhism in Japan. The other head temple is Nishi Honganji, the western temple, which true to its name is located a few blocks to the west of this one.

The grandest gate on the temple grounds is the Goeido-mon, the Founder’s Hall Gate which was completed in 1911. This gate has two stories and two roofs and is approximately 28 meters (92 feet) in height.

Higashi Hongagi along Karasuma Dori

Collection of Color-Prints with Views of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe

京、阪、神、奈良風物版画集
大阪鉄道
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The print in its folder, as issued.


Also see this collection's prints Kawashima Textile Mills, Handwoven TapestryPottery WorksNakanoshima Park and Maiko Park from the same portfolio.

Print Details
 IHL Catalog #1664
 Title
東本願寺
Higashi Honganji
 Series Collection of Color-Prints with Views of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe
  京、阪、神、奈良風物版画集
 Artist 
 Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-1979)
 Signature 
 not signed
 Seal
 "koto" 琴
 Date c. 1957
 Edition likely first and only
 Publisher
版元 うちだ Hanmoto Uchida
Uchida Bijutsu Shoten and Osaka Railway Division, JNR 大阪鉄道局
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre shin hanga (new print)
 Miscellaneous 
 Format yotsugiri (half-chuban)
 H x W Paper 4 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. (10.6 x 16.8 cm)
 H x W Image
 4 3/16 x 5 15/16 in. (10.6 x 15.1 cm) 
 Collections This Print Osaka Municipal Library f0005001
 Reference Literature 
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