Comments - Wonderful scene illustrating the consecration of the new Ise Shrine. Every twenty years, the shrine buildings at Ise are reconstructed as part of the Shinto belief in the impermanence of all things and the death and renewal of nature. A special ceremony takes place to consecrate the new structures, with priests and noblemen in attendance for the solemn occasion. The procession passes into the shrine at left, holding tall cloth walls supported by poles, while the guests bow respectfully in the courtyard. A Shinto priest lights a bonfire at right, and the famous Wedded Rocks can be seen in the landscape above. A beautifully detailed image of the sacred event, rarely seen in reprint.
Artist - Sadahide (1807 - 1873)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 29 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. Slight soiling. Please see photos for details. Good overall.