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15"x10.3" + margins
Signature "Tomikichiro" with artist's red seal in image
This is 39 in the series. Rain falls on the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko. Many stone lanterns can be scene arround the shrine.
Toshogu Shrine is the lavish mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. Ieyasu is enshrined at Toshogu as the deity Tosho Daigongen, “Great Deity of the East Shining Light”. Ieyasu is enshrined at Toshogu as the deity Tosho Daigongen, “Great Deity of the East Shining Light”. Toshogu contains both Shinto and Buddhist elements. It was common for places of worship to contain elements of both religions until the Meiji Period when Shinto was deliberately separated from Buddhism.
Format is Oban yoko-e. This first edtion print is no. 39 of the series Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks.