Nan'endô in Nara, Yamato Province, No. 9 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route (Saikoku junrei kyûban Washû Nara Nanendô), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

「観音霊験記 西国巡礼 九番 和刕 奈良(なら) 南園堂(なんえんどう)」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6)
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869)


Catalogue Raisonné

C's Ukiyo-e Museum, http://homepage2.nifty.com/ukiyo-e/index.html; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #29-9

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

00.1965

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 Kan’in Sadaijin Fuyutsugu kô.

Inscription

第九番 和州奈良南圓堂

春の日は
南圓堂にかかやきて
三笠の山に晴る薄雲

本尊 不空羂索観音
開基 藤原冬嗣

閑院左大臣冬嗣

大職冠五代の孫長岡右大臣/藤氏の子孫繁栄を弘法大師に御尋ありければ/真言秘密蔵のうち/不空羂索の像を撰進す/然る処/御堂建ざるうち薨じ玉ひ/其御子冬嗣公/先功をつぎ玉ひて/弘仁四年/其地へ一千躰の小観音の像を地中に納め玉ふ/時に春日大明神/匹夫の中に交わり玉ひて/土石を運び玉ひ/藤氏の繁昌を祝し玉ふ/御神歌に「神陀洛の 南の岸に堂建てて 今ぞ栄えん北の藤波」

Signed

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

豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: (cut off of this impression)
No blockcutter's mark

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock