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Yoshimine-dera in Yamashiro Province, No. 20 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route (Saikoku junrei nijûban Yamashiro Yoshimine-dera), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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The story of Saint Gensan, Founder of the Temple (Kaisan Gensan Shônin).

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第二十番 山城善峯寺 野をもすぎ 山路にむかふ雨のそら よしみねよりもはるる夕立 本尊 千手観音 開基 源算上人 開山源算上人 上人は因州の人にて/懐胎のうち母を苦しめければ/不祥の子なりとて山中に捨てさしむ/しかれども鳥獣もこれを害せず/三日乳を呑まざれども死せず/村人拾ひあげて養育しに/十五才の時叡山に登りて剃髪せしが/母の死を聞て当山に来り/その練行/言語に尽がたく/聊名利を好まず/唯観音を信ずるのみなれば/此山の主阿知坂神/雇夫と現し/又数万の猪鹿来って岩窟を砕き/凸凹を平地とせし奇異のありさま/天子へ聞へければ/遂に佛閣を御建立ありけり/上人山にすむこと七十四年/承徳三年三月定印を結びて百十七才にて寂すれども/更に其容体変ぜざれば諸人いよいよ尊び拝せり/體の腐せざる者は越後の弘智法印のごとくにして/めでたき聖なるを疑ふべからず

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

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), #29-20

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 23.3 cm (14 1/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1168

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints