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Eihei-ji Engetsukyō

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

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Eihei-ji Engetsukyō

by unknown artist, undated

Anonymous Artists

IHL Cat. #2362

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. This print depicts the Engetsukyō (Crescent Moon Bridge) over the Eihei-ji River.

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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/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
 Title or Description Eihei-ji Engetsukyō 永平寺偃月橋
 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