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Yanodô at Kannon-ji on Mount Yôkô, No. 21 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei nijûichiban Yanodô Yôkôzan Kannon-ji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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MFA impressions: 00.1153, 11.42638 The story of the divine arrows of the Hachiman Shrine (Hachimangû no shinteki).

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秩父順礼第廿一番 矢の堂 要光山観音寺 あづさ弓射る矢の堂に詣できて  願ひし法にあたる嬉しさ 奉額 蛍火や風には消ぬ貧の灯 八幡宮の神鏑 当所ハ原/八幡宮の社地/にて行基菩/薩来りけ/るとき八幡宮勅して/観音の像を/神木もて作らしむ/茲におゐて/この辺の邪/神悪魔/ども仏地と/なれバ吾々が/住所なしと/大に怒りて/各得物を/携へて/虚空を轟/かし火を降して/暴わたりけれバ八幡/宮武甲山におもむき/玉ひて/荒振神々をうな/がし玉ひて邪神どもを/追しめ給ふ時に八幡/宮の放/ち玉ふ/御矢/一々魔/族をつらぬきて/茲に落たるを/もつて矢の堂/と号け今に/霊験あら/たなること/まゝあり 万亭応賀誌 *(二代広重画)(二代国貞画)*安政六年未五月(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 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; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #14

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

00.1153

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints