Kishu Koyasan (Mt. Koya in Kishu)

Tomikichiro Tokuriki

1090

Fine woodblock print "Kishu Koyasan" (Mt. Koya in Kishu) is by Tomikichiro Tokuriki. This is one of "Seichi Shiseki Meishou" (Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks) series. Subtitled "Kishu Koyasan" (Mt. Koya in Kishu) on the upper right of image. Artist signature "Tomikichiro" with red seal "Tokuriki" on the lower right of image. Titled "Seichi Shiseki Meishou" (Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks), number 21, "Tomikichiro saku" (produced by Tomikichiro) with "Tokuriki" red seal, and "Uchida" publisher seal and copyright seal on right margin. Published1941. This print shows very mystical enchantment of Mt.Koya very well.

Technique Woodblock
Paper size 16 and 1/4 x 11 and 1/3 inches
Image size 15 x 10 and 3/8 inches
Sheet number N/A
Date 1941
Signed Artist name and red seal "Tomikichiro" on the lower right of image. Artist name "Tomikichiro saku" and Red seal "Tokuriki" on the right margin.
Condition Outstanding condition. Once lightly tipped on top of verso. A few ink smudge on the bottom margin which will be easily matted out.

 

Mt. Koya
The Okunoin, or Inner Sanctuary, of Kobo Daishi’s Gobyo mausoleum is one of the most sacred sites on Mt. Koya. The roughly 2 km path to the Gobyo is lined with ancient cryptomeria trees that are up to a thousand years old, as well as more than 200,000 stone monuments, combining to create a subtle yet profound atmosphere.