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Daien-ji at Mount Ryûga in Kamikagemori, No. 27 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei nijûshichiban Kamikagemori Ryûgasan Daien-ji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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MFA impressions: 00.1160, 11.42644 The story of Priest Hômei.

Inscription

秩父順礼第廿七番 上影森龍川山大淵寺 夏山やしげきがもとの露までも  こゝろへだてぬ月の影森 奉額 茄子の葉もおがむや露の朝ぼらけ 行脚僧寳明 宝明諸国をめぐりて当山に/来りし所難病に/よつて蹇けれバ/余義なく/起に/西方を/念じ飛行の/鳥を見てうら/やみ終に七年の/春秋を送りしが/一日弘法大師勅を/受て諸国を/経歴する/砌り/爰に/来りて宝明が/蹇て当国の/順礼かなハ/ざるを/あハれミて/大士の霊像を/刻して与へ玉ふがゆへ宝明/歓喜踊躍/して是を本尊に安置し/けれバ宝明をもつて/当山の第一祖/とす宝明の/蹇たるハ全く/救世大士の/利益にて弘法に/値偶させしめん/が為なれバ不祥を/もつて吉事を/まねぎし/験奇なる/かな不思議なる/かな又当山に/誓願石といふ/霊石ありその/因縁長けれ/ハ爰に/略す 万亭応賀誌 *(二代広重画)(二代国貞画)*安政六年未四月(1859)

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: Goat 4 aratame No blockcutter's mark

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock

Japanese, Edo period, 1859 (Ansei 6), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

C's Ukiyo-e Museum, http://homepage2.nifty.com/ukiyo-e/index.html

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.3 cm (14 1/2 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1160

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints