Senju Kannon of Tsubosaka-dera (Minamihokke-ji), from an untitled album of prints from the Thirty-three Kannon Temples of the Saigoku Pilgrimage Route

西国三十三所おふだ帖 第六番 南法華寺(壺阪寺) 千手観音 「壺坂山」

Edo period
19th century
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Album page: 26 x 25.3 cm (10 1/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Temple No. 06 on the pilgrimage route.
From an album of 33 small prints and two paintings, RES.60.14.1-35. The prints appear to have been collected from each of the temples on the pilgrimage route; embellished with colors and metallic pigments, probably in a professional workshop; and then gathered together into an album. The small paintings of a priest at the end of the album and a courtier at the beginning may represent respectively Tokudô Shônin, who established the pilgrimage route in the 8th century, and Emperor Kazan, who rediscovered it in the 10th century; or they may represent a priest and a patron closer in time to the compilation of the album.



Credit Line

Gift of Robert T. Paine, Jr.