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Onraku-ji at Mount Shôfû in Ogasaka, No. 23 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei nijûsanban Ogasaka Shofûsan Onraku-ji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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MFA impressions: 00.1151, 11.42640 The story of Uchiyama Genzô, a retainer of Hatakeyama Motokuni (Hatakeyama Motokuni no kerai Uchiyama Genzô).

Inscription

秩父順礼第廿三番 小鹿坂 松風山音楽寺 おんがくのミこゑなりけりをが坂の  しらべにかよふ峯のまつ風 奉額 松は琴浪はつゞみよ舞ふ小蝶 畠山基国の家来内山源蔵 当山ハ慈覚大師此処に堂宇を建給ふ時余多の/小男鹿来つて道の案内をせしゆへ小鹿坂といへり/誠に絶景の地にて霊験も又あまたあるなかに/畠山基国の家来(けらい)内山源蔵ハ観音をよく信じ/ける時に大内介義弘の討手を基国命ぜ/られけれバ源蔵も出陣の役にあたり武門の/面目とハいひながら七十にちかき老母に/離ることを深くなげきけれバ老母ハこれを/いさめていふやう此守仏ハ秩父音楽寺の/御影なりこれを懐中して母をおもふ/ときハ南無大慈大悲と唱へよと必ず勝利/あるべしと渡しけれバよろこびて兜のうちに/おさめ出陣せし処この守のおかげにや/危き矢さき剱先をのがれ終に/義弘敗軍に/および基国勝利/を得て凱陣のうへ/にて源蔵ハ功成名/とげて身を退き母/もろともに出家となつて/観音を供養せしに/なを霊験を/蒙れりとなり 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; 37 x 25.4 cm (14 9/16 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

00.1151

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints