User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tsubosaka-dera in Yamato Province, No. 6 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route (Saikoku junrei rokuban Yamato Tsubosaka-dera), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

Start collecting

The story of Sukaru.

Inscription

第六番 大和壺坂寺 岩をたて 水をたたへて壺坂の 庭のいさごも浄土なるらん 本尊 千手千眼観音  開基 弁基上人 栖軽 雄略天皇二十三年/帝大安殿に在ますとき/俄に風雨雷電はげしく発しければ/随身小兵部栖軽に詔して/「汝急ぎ雷神を捕り来るべし」と勅命を蒙る/直に馬を馳て阿部山の方に追行/轟きわたる虚空を白眼て/「吾朝の空なり 勅命を知らずや」と大音に罵りしかども/雷鳴止らず/栖軽/壺坂寺の方にむかひて/「観音薩た 王土をあに擁護あらざるや」と言ひつつ/かの普門品の妙文「雲雷鼓掣電 降雹じゅ大雨 念彼観音力 應時得消散」と時念しければ/御寺の方より異光はためくと見えけるより/さながら烈しき雷/豊浦と飯岡の間に落ちたるを/生捕て/王宮へ献じければ/殿上人賞せぬ者なく/是より神取栖軽と号けり

Signed

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

Marks

Censor's seal: (cut off of this impression) Blockcutter's mark: Yokokawa 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), #29-6; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #6

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

00.1147

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints