Yanodô at Kannon-ji on Mount Yôkô, No. 21 of the Chichibu Pilgrimage Route (Chichibu junrei nijûichiban Yanodô Yôkôzan Kannon-ji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

「観音霊験記 秩父巡礼 二十一番 矢の堂(やのどう) 要光山(ようこうざん) 観音寺(かんのんじ)」

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), #14

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 34.8 x 24.2 cm (13 11/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.42638

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 00.1153, 11.42638

The story of the divine arrows of the Hachiman Shrine (Hachimangû no shinteki).

Inscription

秩父順礼第廿一番 矢の堂 要光山観音寺

あづさ弓射る矢の堂に詣できて
 願ひし法にあたる嬉しさ

奉額 蛍火や風には消ぬ貧の灯

八幡宮の神鏑

当所ハ原/八幡宮の社地/にて行基菩/薩来りけ/るとき八幡宮勅して/観音の像を/神木もて作らしむ/茲におゐて/この辺の邪/神悪魔/ども仏地と/なれバ吾々が/住所なしと/大に怒りて/各得物を/携へて/虚空を轟/かし火を降して/暴わたりけれバ八幡/宮武甲山におもむき/玉ひて/荒振神々をうな/がし玉ひて邪神どもを/追しめ給ふ時に八幡/宮の放/ち玉ふ/御矢/一々魔/族をつらぬきて/茲に落たるを/もつて矢の堂/と号け今に/霊験あら/たなること/まゝあり

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 ga (above)

国貞画(年玉枠)、広重画

Markings

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

改印:未五改
彫師:なし

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