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Eihei-ji Chokushimon in Winter

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

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Eihei-ji Chokushimon Winter

by unknown artist, undated

Anonymous Artists


IHL Cat. #2361

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) in winter with a loan pilgrim and his staff.



The Five Prints
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Eihei-ji Zen Temple

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

 
A temple alive

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
 #2361
 Title or Description Eihei-ji Chokushimon Winter  永平寺 勅使門冬
 Artist Unknown
 Signature unsigned
 Seal not sealed
 Publication Date not dated
 Publisher unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre shin hanga
 Miscellaneous 
 Format 
 H x W Paper 
 4 1/2 x 3 in. (11.4 x 7.6 cm)
 H x W Image 4 1/2 x 3 in. (11.4 x 7.6 cm)
 H x W Mounting Paper 7 1/8 x 5 13/16 in. (18.1 x 14.8 cm)
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last revision:
8/6/2020 created

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