Haginodô at Bokuun-ji on Mount Kôyô, No. 6 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei rokuban Haginodô Kôyôsan Bokuun-ji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

「観音霊験記 秩父巡礼 六番 萩の堂(はぎのどう) 向陽山(こうようざん) ト雲寺(ぼくうんじ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 4th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

C's Ukiyo-e Museum, http://homepage2.nifty.com/ukiyo-e/index.html

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

11.42623

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1140, 11.42623

The story of Zenkaku.

Inscription

秩父順礼第六番 萩の堂 向陽山卜雲寺

初秋に風ふきむすぶ荻の堂
 宿仮の世の夢ぞさめける

奉額 ふむべつの外の夜明やぬくめ鳥

禅客

当山の本尊は行基の作にて往昔纔の草庵に安置し/けるが山聳へ谷深きがゆへ鳥獣の外は春秋の彼岸にも/来る者もなかりしが爰に一人の禅客ありて六年が間/草庵に禅定して有無の工夫をいたしける処ある日/誰とも知らず一首の和哥を詠ずその歌に/はつ秋に風吹むすぶ荻の堂/宿仮の世の夢ぞ覚ける/禅客この一首を聞て忽ち多年/工夫せし無常迅速の理をさとり/その声の処を尋ね見れバ/一株の荻の下にその詠歌の/短冊あるによつて/これぞ誠に観音の/感ならんとそこに/小堂を営むがゆへ/荻の堂といへり後人種々の/霊験を蒙りたるがゆへ/今の堂舎を建立して/繁昌の地とハなれり

万亭応賀誌

*(二代広重画)(三代豊国画)(横川彫竹)*安政六年未九月(1859)

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (below); Hiroshige ga (above)

豊国画(年玉枠)、広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 4 aratame
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take

改印:未四改
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