Jigen-ji on Mount Kika, No. 13 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei jûsanban Kikasan Jigan-ji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

「観音霊験記 秩父巡礼 十三番 簱下山(きかさん) 慈眼寺(じげんじ)」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada II (Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV) (Japanese, 1823–1880), Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

C's Ukiyo-e Museum, http://homepage2.nifty.com/ukiyo-e/index.html; Shibuya Kuritsu Shôtô Bijutsukan, Ukiyoeshitachi no shinbutsu (1999), #11

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 37.1 x 25.5 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1155

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1155, 11.42630

The story of profit from a fire (kazai no riyu).

Inscription

秩父順礼第十三番 旗下山慈眼山

御手にもつはちすのはゝきのこりなく
 浮世の塵をはけの下寺

奉額 人に魚ハ見せぬと蓮の浮葉かな

火災の利益

当所ハ日本武尊東国を征し給ふ/時御旗を建給ふ所なれバとて/旗の下といひつるを今いひ/あやまりてはけの下といふ/当寺のいまだ建ざる/古より此所仏/意に叶ふ/地なれバ/常に/紫雲/たなびきて天より曼陀羅/華を降して音楽の響き/絶ざる霊場なりしとかや/さて験あまた/あるなかに/いとも有難きハ此大宮町の高野氏の/娘江戸中橋なる某に嫁したるが明暦/丁酉の年正月十八日の大火災のせつに万死を/まぬかれて一生を得しことその頃の板行に/なりし空穂猿といふ冊子にくわしく/出たるとなれバ爰に贅せず

万亭応賀誌

*(二代広重画)(二代国貞画)*安政六年未五月(1859)

Signed

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

国貞画(年玉枠)、広重

Markings

Censor's seal: Goat 5 aratame
No blockcutter's mark

改印:未五改
彫師:なし

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