Yoshinoyama from the series Eight Scenic Views of Yamato Road

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Yoshinoyama from the series

Eight Scenic Views of Yamato Road

by Tokuriki Tomikichirō, c. 1950s

Nihonbashi from the series Four Seasons of Tokyo

IHL Cat. #644

About This Print

Tokuriki cuts off the top part of the head of one of the Nio statues guarding the Kimpusen-ji temple on Mt. Yoshino in Nara prefecture to draw our attention to the surrounding countryside and its cherry tress in bloom.  The bottom part of the sign board on the pillar reads 金峯山寺 Kinpusen-ji Shrine.


Source: wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimpusen-ji

金峯山寺 Kinpusen-ji is the head temple of the Shugendō religion in Yoshino district, Nara prefecture, Japan. According to tradition it was founded by En no Ozunu, the founder of Shugendō, a form of mountain asceticism drawing from Buddhist and Shinto beliefs.  Kimpusen-ji is a junction in a series of stops on pilgrimage routes. An Shinto shrine dedicated to Inari is attached to the main compound.

In 2004, It was designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range.

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Print Details

 IHL Catalog #644
 Title Yoshinoyama (Mt. Yoshino 吉野山)
 Series attributed to the series Eight Scenic Views of Yamato Road  (大和路八景 Yamato-ji Hakkei).  Also included in the series Four Seasons of Nara.
 Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000)
 Seal artist's unread square seal
 Date c. 1950s
 Publisher  Uchida Bijutsu Shoshi - lower right margin
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent- minor bend in lower right margin and printer's mark on lower margin
 Genre shin hanga
 Format chuban
 H x W Paper 8 3/8 x 11 in. (21.3 x 27.9 cm)
 H x W Image
 7 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. (19.1 x 25.7 cm)
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