Yakushi Buddha Riding a Crab, from Ôtera (Ôterasan Gankô-ji, also called Kani Ôtera)

「大寺」(=大寺山願興寺、可児大寺) 蟹薬師

Japanese
Edo period
18th–19th century
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Dimensions

25.7 x 13.5 cm (10 1/8 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.60.17.6

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a portfolio of sixty-five assorted Buddhist and Shinto prints, RES.60.17.1 to .65.

According to the origin story of the temple, a small image of Yakushi Buddha miraculously appeared, carried by crabs.
 http://www.gankoji.sakura.ne.jp/gankouji-e.html

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Credit Line

Gift of Robert T. Paine, Jr.