Iwama-dera in Ômi Province, No.12 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route (Saikoku junrei jûniban Ômi Iwama-dera), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

「観音霊験記 西国巡礼 二十四番 近江 (おうみ) 岩間寺 (いわまでら)」

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), #29-12

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.8 x 23.6 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1148

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The story of the poet Bashô, also called Tôsei (Bashô okina tôsei).
 芭蕉翁桃青

Inscription

第十二番 近江岩間寺

みなかみは
いづくなるらん岩間寺
きしうつ波かまつ風の音

本尊 千手観音
開基 泰澄大師

芭蕉翁桃青

芭蕉翁常に観音経を信じ/ことに此岩間寺の薩たを念じて閑素幽棲の風流を志せしかば/終にその霊験を蒙りて末代に名を天下にかがやかせり/紫式部は此辺の石山寺の観音にこもりて持念し/源氏物語の秀著あり/芭蕉翁は/この山つづき国分山に三年の間住みて/幻住庵の記をかかれ/一夏九旬に法華二十八品を一石に一字づつ書んと思いて/里の童たちに小石を拾はせ/携へ来るものには/その賃にとて菓子なぞを与へけるゆへ/童たちは翁を慕ひあつまりて/既にその功達し/其記文のおくによむ/「先たのむ椎の木もあり夏木立」ばせを

Signed

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

Markings

Censor's seal: (cut off of this impression)
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印: (裁断不明)
彫師: 彫竹

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock