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Eihei-ji Chokushimon

Picture of the Occupation of the Taku Forts and the Hard Fight of Navy Lt. Colonel Hattori

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Eihei-ji Chokushimon

by unknown artist, undated

Anonymous Artists

IHL Cat. #2360

About This Print

One of five small prints (approx. 4 3/8 x 3 in.), each tipped to a heavy paper, depicting various scenes of Eihei-ji Zen temple, headquarters of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism located in the mountains near Fukui City. This print depicts Chokushimon (Imperial Messenger's Gate).

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The Five Prints
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Eihei-ji Zen Temple

Source: website of Daihonzan Eiheiji https://daihonzan-eiheiji.com/en/

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with real Zen monastic practice

Eiheiji, "The Temple of Eternal Peace", is one of the two head temples of Soto Zen. It is located deep in the mountains, near the northwest coast of Japan, not far from Fukui City. This temple was founded by Zen Master Dōgen in 1244. He was offered land and other help for this by Yoshishige Hatano, a samurai who was one of his most devoted lay followers. Dōgen thus founded Eiheiji, where he devoted himself to training his followers in the perfection of Zen practice in every action of daily life. Dōgen Zenji's authentic Zen has been scrupulously observed and passed down by his successors. Still today, at Eiheiji over one hundred monks devote themselves wholeheartedly to his practice of shikantaza "single-minded sitting".
In order to protect our traditional monastic practice and environment, we ask all visitors to follow our rules.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 Title or Description  Eihei-ji Chokushimon 永平寺勅使門
 Artist  Unknown
 Signature  unsigned
 Seal  not sealed
 Publication Date  not dated
 Publisher  unknown
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent
 Genre  shin hanga
 H x W Paper 
 4 3/8 x 3 in. (11.1 x 7.6 cm)
 H x W Image  4 3/8 x 3 in. (11.1 x 7.6 cm)
 H x W Mounting Paper  7 1/8 x 5 13/16 in. (18.1 x 14.8 cm)
 Collections This Print
last revision:
8/6/2020 created