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Chôsei-in on Mount Kenmoku in Sasanoto, No. 29 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei nijûkyûban Sasanoto Kenmokuzan Chôsei-in), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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MFA impressions: 00.1161, 11.42646 The story of the Dragon Woman (Ryûjo).

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秩父順礼第廿九番 笹の戸 見目山長泉院 わけのぼりむすぶさゝの戸おしひらき  仏ををがむ身こそたのもし 奉額 御戸帳のうちより風の薫りけり 龍女 人皇四十四代元正天皇の御時此山の麓の淵より龍女現じて/当山の絶頂へ夜なよな竜灯を捧るものから諸人ハあやしミ又ハ/尊ミて必この岑に霊仏あるらんと渇仰しけるに/星霜をへて十余人の順礼きたりて此山の/案内をさせしに/一つの岩屋の口に/小笹生茂りてさな/がら戸ざすがごとく/なれバ衆僧/達押開きて/見れバ観音の/像巍々として立/玉ふ則ち今の本尊/これなり十余人の/順礼ハ熊野権現/をはじめとして同行ハ/貴き権化に/ましませり猶後年に/いたりて当山の/住持静山/和尚本尊の/霊験にて命助り/たるを圓通傳に/くハしけれバ爰に/贅せず 万亭応賀誌 *(二代広重画)(二代国貞画)(横川彫竹)*安政六年未五月(1859)

Signed

Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (below); Hiroshige (above) 国貞画(年玉枠)、広重

Marks

Censor's seal: Goat 5 aratame Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take 改印: 未五改 彫師: 彫竹

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1859 (Ansei 6), 5th month

Catalogue Raisonné

C's Ukiyo-e Museum, http://homepage2.nifty.com/ukiyo-e/index.html; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #15

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.5 x 25.5 cm (14 3/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1161

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints