Hiroshi 吉田博: Chion-in Temple Gate 知恩院

Yoshida Hiroshi

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Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi
Title: Chion-in Temple Gate 知恩院
Series: Eight Scenes of Cherry Blossoms (Sakura hachidai)
Date: 1935

Groups of visitors are seen on the steps leading to Chion-in Temple Gate. It is springtime, and the cherry blossoms are blooming. It is interesting to note that everyone seems to be dressed in traditional Japanese kimono. Chion-in temple in Kyoto was founded in the 13th century, and the structures standing today date from the early 1600s. The colossal main gate (sanmon) is a National Treasure of Japan and is the largest surviving structure of its kind in Japan. Chion-in is home to Japan’s largest temple bell, which weighs 74 tons.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Small spot in upper margin.
Dimensions: ôban 27.6 x 40.6 cm.
Publisher: Self-published by the artist.
Literature: Abe catalog number 189.
Seal: Jizuri (“self-printed”) in ink
Signature: Yoshida in ink and Hiroshi Yoshida in pencil


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