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Daiji-ji on Mount Banshô, No. 10 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei jûban Banshôzan Daiji-ji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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MFA impressions: 00.1154, 11.42627 The story of the Confucianist from Settsu Province (Sesshû no jusha).

Inscription

秩父順礼第十番 万松山大慈寺 ひたすらにたのみをかけよ大慈寺  六のちまたの苦(く)にかはるべし 奉額 花で実のさだめはしれぬひさごかな 摂州の儒士 当所に摂州より来りし儒者の/住けるが因果応報をしらず/たゞ仏道を詈り僧を/賊のごとくに辱しめ/けるに或時この本尊/老僧となりて彼が/家におもむき談/話に及びけれバ儒士/大に悦んで仏法をさんざんに/排し普門品の偈に羅刹鬼国の/文あるがそハ何れにあるや是皆偶言なれバ/更に益なしと讒しけれバ僧笑つて曰吾仏教の/深理汝等ごとき腐儒のしるところにあらずと/答へけれバ居丈高になりて満面朱のごとくにして/鍔元をくつろげ汝無法の入道サアらせつ/きこくは何れにあるや疾見せよ見せずハ/虚言なりと既にうちかゝらんとするとき手先を/如意にてたゝき給ひそれ汝が問らせつきこくハ/則汝がその忿怒のさまをいふなりと/笑つて失ぬ儒士たちまち此一言にて/さとり僧を拝せんとすれども見へず/これによつて此堂の傍に家を転じて/仏道を信じけれバその後/霊験を蒙りたりとなり 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 Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take 改印: 未五改 彫師: 彫竹

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

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; 34.8 x 24.2 cm (13 11/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.42627

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints