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Kachio-dera in Settsu Province, No. 23 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route (Saikoku junrei njûsanban Settsu Kachio-dera), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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The Story of the Queen Consort of Paekche (Hyakusai kokuô no kisaki).

Inscription

第二十三番 摂津国勝尾寺 おもくとも つみにはのりのかちおでら 佛をたのむ身こそやすけれ 本尊 十一面観音 開基 開成皇子 百済国王后 百済国王の后は世に聞こえたる美人にて/国王殊に愛し玉日しが/何なるゆへにやいまが盛りの齢にて白髪となり/種々と良薬を用ゆれども更に験なかりしが/或夜/日本国摂州勝尾寺の観世音は霊験あらたなるよしを夢に見玉ひて/覚めるがいなや日本の方角を聞て/一心に祈誓し玉へば/其夜のうちに雪のごとき頂/瑠璃の如き艶となれば/国王はじめ百官もよろこびて/その報恩とて。閼伽器。金鼓。金鐘の三種を/周文徳/揚仁紹/といへる両人の商人に渡して日本へ送りければ/其品当山に納まりて/今猶什物となりてある事/ふしぎの霊験なり

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: (cut off of this impression) Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take 改印: (裁断不明) 彫師: 横川彫竹

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), #29-23

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

00.1172

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints