Mishima: The Mishima Festival on the 6th Day of the 1st Month (Shôgatsu muika Mishima matsuri no zu), from the series Fifty-three Pairings for the Tôkaidô Road (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsui)

東海道五十三対 三嶋 「正月六日三嶋祭の図」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Ibaya Senzaburô (Dansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Marks, Kunisada's Tôkaidô (2013), #T78-12; Robinson, Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982), list #S44.12; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 251, ôban #43.04

Dimensions

Vertical ôban, top third of print cut off; 24.8 x 24.7 cm (9 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.6557

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Station 12, from a series jointly designed by Hiroshige, Kunisada, and Kuniyoshi.

MFA impressions: 11.30308 (intact), 21.6557 (upper part cut off), 11.45385.12

Inscription

天平五年大山祇命(おおやまぎぎのみこと)を祭りて三嶋明神と称し奉る故に驛の名とす 祈雨(きう)の御神にして能因法師の雨乞 光廣卿(みつひろけう)の止雨和歌を奉りて共に感應あり 宮居壮麗にして社頭ぎぎたり ここに鎮座し給ふより千餘歳神徳日々新なり
 正月六日 三嶋祭の図

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Mura
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai
改印:村
彫師:なし

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection