Great Gate at Mt. Koya

Tomikichiro Tokuriki

2082

Truly beautiful woodblock print "Koyasan Daimon" (Great Gate at Mt. Koya) is by Tomikichiro Tokuriki. This is one of "Koyasan Reiko Eisai" (Spiritual lights of Mt, Koya) series. Titled "Koyasan Daimon" (Great Gate at Mt. Koya), and artist name "Tomi" on the lower right edge of the image. Watermark "Tomi" in the upper right corner. 

Great Gate at Mt. Koya

Daimon (Great Gate) marks the entrance to Mt. Koya. Originally, the central gate was a “torii” gate located further down in the winding valley below. That gate burned down from forest fires and lightning, and it was rebuilt in its current location in 1705. The statues inside and watch over the main entrance to Koyasan. they are considered to be the second largest such figures in Japan, after those at Todaiji temple in Nara. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 15 and 1/2 x 10 and 3/8 inches (39.5 x 26.5 cm)
Image size: 13 and 3/4 x 9 and 5/8inches (35 x 24.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: N/A
Signed: Artist name "Tomi" on the right edge of the image. Watermark "Tomi" in the upper right corner. 
Condition: Excellent condition. Once tipped and have the paper scuff on the upper corners of verso. 
A few minor ink smudges on the margin as shown.