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Daien-ji at Mount Ryûga in Kamikagemori, No. 27 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei nijûshichiban Kamikagemori Ryûgasan Daien-ji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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MFA impressions: 00.1160, 11.42644 The story of Priest Hômei.


秩父順礼第廿七番 上影森龍川山大淵寺 夏山やしげきがもとの露までも  こゝろへだてぬ月の影森 奉額 茄子の葉もおがむや露の朝ぼらけ 行脚僧寳明 宝明諸国をめぐりて当山に/来りし所難病に/よつて蹇けれバ/余義なく/起に/西方を/念じ飛行の/鳥を見てうら/やみ終に七年の/春秋を送りしが/一日弘法大師勅を/受て諸国を/経歴する/砌り/爰に/来りて宝明が/蹇て当国の/順礼かなハ/ざるを/あハれミて/大士の霊像を/刻して与へ玉ふがゆへ宝明/歓喜踊躍/して是を本尊に安置し/けれバ宝明をもつて/当山の第一祖/とす宝明の/蹇たるハ全く/救世大士の/利益にて弘法に/値偶させしめん/が為なれバ不祥を/もつて吉事を/まねぎし/験奇なる/かな不思議なる/かな又当山に/誓願石といふ/霊石ありその/因縁長けれ/ハ爰に/略す 万亭応賀誌 *(二代広重画)(二代国貞画)*安政六年未四月(1859)


Kunisada ga, in toshidama cartouche (below); Hiroshige ga (above) 国貞画(年玉枠)、広重画


Censor's seal: Goat 4 aratame No blockcutter's mark


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1859 (Ansei 6), 4th month

Catalogue Raisonné

C's Ukiyo-e Museum,


Vertical ôban; 34.8 x 24.3 cm (13 11/16 x 9 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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