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Hôshô-ji at Hannya Jakusen-san, No. 32 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei sanjûniban Hannya Jakusen-san Hôshô-ji ), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

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MFA impressions: 00.1159, 11.42649 The story of the daughter of Toyoshima Gon no kami (Toyoshima Gon no kami no musume).


秩父順礼第三拾二番 般若 石舩山法性院 ねがハくははんにやの舟にのりをえん  いかなるつみもうかぶとぞきく 奉額 子の智恵に笠て救ふや玉あられ 豊嶋権守の娘 当国豊嶋郡の住人豊島権守一人の娘を/同郡某に嫁せしに或時彼娘父が里に/おもむかんとて舩に乗けるが犀ヶ淵にて/悪魚に見込れて終に水底に飛入りしが/一人の美女ふしぎにも其娘を助けて舟に/乗せて送りけれバ従者ども夢の如くに/よろこびて何れの者と聞けれバ/吾ハ石舩山の者なり姫が父をはじめ/主従よく観音を信ずるがゆへ危難/を助けたりと言つゝ失ぬとのふしぎを/権守に告しかバ随喜の涙をながして/利益を尊び其恩謝として諸所を順礼して当/山に来りて御帳をかゝげて拝すれバふしぎや娘が/冠りたる笠を着玉ひてれいれいと立せ給へバ/感涙を尽して三日三夜に/般若心経を書写し/て供養をし奉り/しとぞ誠に/或漂流巨海/龍魚諸鬼/難念彼観音力波浪不能没の経文有がたき/かな今も本尊ハ天冠のうへに笠を/着て舟に棹さし給ふ尊像なり 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 24.2 cm (13 11/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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