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Shugen Chôsei-in on Mount Kôdo, No. 18 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei jûhachiban Kôdosan Shugen Chôsei-in), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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MFA impressions: 00.1152, 11.42635 The story of the Oracle of the Shrine Priestess (Miko no shintaku).

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秩父順礼第十八番 神門山修験長生院 たゞたのめ六ぞくともに大悲をバ  神門にたちてたすけ玉へる 奉額 稲妻や人といふ字を水にかく 巫女の神託 当寺ハ往昔神社にて大なる榊左右より空に枝を/つらねて恰も楼門のごとくなりしかハ/神門といひしが其社退転して/跡なくなりしを後年所の長里人/を集めて再建を談じけるゆへ/まづ神楽を奏しけるに/巫女に移りて神託/ありけるにハ此地/必神社を建る/ことなく梵刹を/立るときハなが/栄へんと告あるに/よつて観音の霊場となせしかバ告のごとく/今にいたつて利生あらたか也それ神と仏ハ水波のへたちにて/両部内証ハ一致にて慈悲深重の誓ひ何をか分たん/しかれバ神を敬ふものハ必仏を信じて利益を蒙るへきもの也 万亭応賀誌 *(二代広重画)(二代国貞画)*安政六年未五月(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 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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

00.1152

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints