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Hôsen-ji on Mount Kôchi in Shirayama, No. 24 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei nijûyonban Shirayama Kôchisan Hôsen-ji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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MFA impressions: 00.1156, 11.42641 The story of the Courtesan of Koigakubo (Koigakubo no yûjo).

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秩父順礼第廿四番 白山 光智山法泉寺 天てらす神のはゝその色かえて  なほもぬりぬる雪のしら山 奉額 花と実のあひだを百合のしあむかな 恋ヶ窪の遊女 当山ハ越の泰澄毘盧遮那仏の/勅によつて加賀の白山を此所に勧請/せり本尊ハ天照太神の/御作といひ/伝ふるを誹る/ものあれども/毘盧遮那ハ/是日輪にまし/ませバ拠なき/にもあらず往昔/恋が窪の遊女口中の/病になやみて種々の良薬を/用ひたれどもさらに験(しるし)なかりしに/秩父の僧とて日々修行に来りしによく是に/手の内を施しけれバ一本の楊枝をあたへて/白山の観音を信じて此楊枝を用ひなバ/口中の煩ひたちまち愈べしと教えし/かバ歓びて客人の送りむかひにも忘るゝ/ことなく信心してかの楊枝をもつて口中を/そゝぎしかバ忽ち愈たりしかるがゆへ今も当寺/より/夢想の/楊枝を/出せバ/是を受て/利益を/蒙むる/もの/又少な/からず 万亭応賀誌 *(二代広重画)(二代国貞画)(横川彫竹)*安政六年未四月(1859)  

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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 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take 改印: 未四改 彫師: 彫竹

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; 37.2 x 25.5 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1156

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints