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Chômei-ji in Ômi Province, No. 31 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route (Saikoku junrei sanjûichiban Ômi Chômei-ji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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The story of Sawara Tôjûrô.

Inscription

第三十一番 近江長命寺 八千とせや 柳に長き命寺 はこぶあゆみのかざしなるらん 本尊 千手十一面観音 開基 聖徳太子 佐原籐十郎 藤十郎は越前の者にて/父母を失ひてのち家財を売払ひて路銀となし/都へ上るみち江州志賀の里にて盗賊に出合/衣類等剥取れ/水中へ捨られしところ/肌着のうちに此長命寺の守佛ありて/ふしぎと光りを放ちければ/漁夫の夜網にかかりて引あげられ蘇生りしかば佛力を尊び/終に長命寺の住僧の弟子となりて普門品をおこたらず誦し/後に堅田村に堂を建て/その命の助かりたる守佛を安置して/猶ふしぎの霊験を蒙りたるとなり/又当山の観音は疱瘡を守り玉ひて/信ずる者はさらに怪我なしといふなり

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Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (below); Hiroshige ga (above) 豊国画(年玉枠)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1859 (Ansei 6)

Catalogue Raisonné

C's Ukiyo-e Museum, http://homepage2.nifty.com/ukiyo-e/index.html; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #29-31; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #8

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 23.7 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1134

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints