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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 EternalPeace", is one of the two head temples of Soto Zen. It is located deep inthe mountains, near the northwest coast of Japan, not far from Fukui City. Thistemple was founded by Zen Master Dōgen in 1244. He was offered land and otherhelp for this by Yoshishige Hatano, a samurai who was one of his most devotedlay followers. Dōgen thus founded Eiheiji, where he devoted himself to traininghis 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 byhis successors. Still today, at Eiheiji over one hundred monks devotethemselves wholeheartedly to his practice of shikantaza "single-minded sitting".
In order to protect our traditional monastic practice and environment, we askall 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