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Jigen-ji on Mount Kika, No. 13 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei jûsanban Kikasan Jigan-ji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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MFA impressions: 00.1155, 11.42630 The story of profit from a fire (kazai no riyu).

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秩父順礼第十三番 旗下山慈眼山 御手にもつはちすのはゝきのこりなく  浮世の塵をはけの下寺 奉額 人に魚ハ見せぬと蓮の浮葉かな 火災の利益 当所ハ日本武尊東国を征し給ふ/時御旗を建給ふ所なれバとて/旗の下といひつるを今いひ/あやまりてはけの下といふ/当寺のいまだ建ざる/古より此所仏/意に叶ふ/地なれバ/常に/紫雲/たなびきて天より曼陀羅/華を降して音楽の響き/絶ざる霊場なりしとかや/さて験あまた/あるなかに/いとも有難きハ此大宮町の高野氏の/娘江戸中橋なる某に嫁したるが明暦/丁酉の年正月十八日の大火災のせつに万死を/まぬかれて一生を得しことその頃の板行に/なりし空穂猿といふ冊子にくわしく/出たるとなれバ爰に贅せず 万亭応賀誌 *(二代広重画)(二代国貞画)*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 No blockcutter's mark

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), #11

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.5 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1155

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints