Mie-do Hall in Mt. Koya

Tomikichiro Tokuriki

1997

Truly beautiful woodblock print "Koyasan Mie-do" (Mie-do Hall in Mt. Koya) is by Tomikichiro Tokuriki. This is one of "Koyasan Reiko Eisai" (Spiritual lights of Mt, Koya) series. Titled "Koyasan Mie-do" (Mie-do Hall in Mt. Koya), and artist name "Tomi" on the right edge of the image. Watermark "Tomi" on the upper right corner. This print has a very spiritual mood. 

Mie-do Hall was constructed as a Jibutsu - do Hall (building for enshrining Buddhist images) and Nenju-do Hall (building for chanting sutras) by Kobo Daishi. The current edifice was reconstructed in 1847, and with its gently sloping roof and extending eaves, is one of the most elegant buildings in the entire area. 

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" on the upper right corner. 
Condition: Excellent condition.  A few minor ink smudges on the bottom margin as shown.