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Shin Kiyomizu-dera in Harima Province, No. 25 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route (Saikoku junrei nijûgoban Banshû Shin Kiyomizu-dera), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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The story of Akamatsu Ujinori.

Inscription

第二十五番 播州新清水寺 あはれみや あまねきかどにしなじなの 何をがな見にここにきよ水 本尊 十一面千手観音 開基 法道仙人 赤松氏範 当山は法道仙人の開基にして堅固の霊場なり/金堂は推古帝/講堂は聖武帝/薬師堂は池二位殿/大塔は祇園女御/阿弥陀堂は頼朝公の御建立にて/則ち金輪聖王天下安全の御祈願所なれば/昼夜の勤行怠ることなく/又霊験もあらたかなり/赤松氏範/前関白師基と吉野にて打負/身に数ケ所の疵をうけて当国に皈り/義詮に降りしが/其後清水に戦いて終に自殺す/歳五十七/家臣伊藤民部/今村五郎/乙若丸を助けて薩州へ走る時/ふかく此尊像を祈りて敵の危難をまめがれたるとなる

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take 改印: 午(以下裁断不明) 彫師: 彫竹

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; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #29-25

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 23.6 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1133

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints