信州善光寺御本堂御内陣御開帳行列之圖. [Shinshu Zenkoji o hondo o naijin o kaicho gyoretsu no zu]. [Illustrations of Scenes Around the Main Hall of Zenkō-ji Temple].`. ZENKŌ-JI TEMPLE - EARLY 20TH CENTURY SOUVENIR POSTER.

信州善光寺御本堂御内陣御開帳行列之圖. [Shinshu Zenkoji o hondo o naijin o kaicho gyoretsu no zu].
[Illustrations of Scenes Around the Main Hall of Zenkō-ji Temple].`

長野.[Nagano]. 中澤廣太.[Kota Nakazawa]. 昭和十一 [ 1936]. Stock ID #159932

Brightly coloured souvenir printed sheet showing scenes from the Zenkō-ji Temple, showing 8 individual illustrations, some show the location within the temple. A little minor wear including a few closed tears along edges, very good. Text in Japanese. 53.5 x 38.5cm.

善光寺 "Zenkō-ji Temple", located in Nagano, is an old Japanese Buddhist temple which was built in 7th century. The temple belongs to both the Tendai and Jodo Shinshu schools of Buddhism. It enshrines the images of the 阿弥陀如来"Amitābha Buddha". One of the primary Buddha statues at the Zenkō-ji Temple is a 秘仏 [hibutsu] "a hidden Buddha" which is reportedly shown to the public once every six or seven years.

Upper right section: 仁王門 [Niōmon], the Japanese name of a Buddhist temple gate guarded by two wooden warriors.
Upper middle section: 御本堂 [Gohondō], the Japanese name of the main hall of a Buddhist temple.
Upper left section: 御内陣開帳 [Gonaijin kaicho]. Secret Buddha statues are enshrined in special place in the temple and are shown at regular intervals to the public.
Lower middle section:御開帳行列[Gokaichoo gyoretsu]. The procession of showing the secret Buddha statue.

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