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Eihei-ji Ryūmon

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

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Eihei-ji Ryūmon

by unknown artist, undated

Anonymous Artists

IHL Cat. #2363

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 a lone pilgrim walking through Ryūmon gate on a winter's day.

The Five Prints
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Eihei-ji Zen Temple

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

 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 Ryūmon 永平寺 龍門
 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 
 3 x 4 3/8 in. (7.6 x 11.1 cm)
 H x W Image 3 x 4 3/8 in. (7.6 x 11.1 cm)
 H x W Mounting Paper 5 13/16 x 7 1/8 in. (14.8 x 18.1 cm)
 Collections This Print
last revision:
8/7/2020 created