Shin Kiyomizu-dera in Harima Province, No. 25 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route (Saikoku junrei nijûgoban Banshû Shin Kiyomizu-dera), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

「観音霊験記 西国巡礼 二十五番 播州 (ばんしゅう) 新清水寺 (しんきよみずでら)」

Japanese
Edo period
1859 (Ansei 6), 5th month
Artist Utagawa Kunisada I (Toyokuni III) (Japanese, 1786–1864), Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (Shigenobu) (Japanese, 1826–1869), Publisher Yamadaya Shôjirô (Japanese), Blockcutter Yokokawa Takejirô (Hori Take)


Catalogue Raisonné

C's Ukiyo-e Museum, http://homepage2.nifty.com/ukiyo-e/index.html; Kubo Tsunehiko and Sons Collection Ukiyo-e Hanga (2004), #29-25

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 35.7 x 23.6 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1133

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 Akamatsu Ujinori.

Inscription

第二十五番 播州新清水寺

あはれみや
あまねきかどにしなじなの
何をがな見にここにきよ水

本尊 十一面千手観音
開基 法道仙人

赤松氏範

当山は法道仙人の開基にして堅固の霊場なり/金堂は推古帝/講堂は聖武帝/薬師堂は池二位殿/大塔は祇園女御/阿弥陀堂は頼朝公の御建立にて/則ち金輪聖王天下安全の御祈願所なれば/昼夜の勤行怠ることなく/又霊験もあらたかなり/赤松氏範/前関白師基と吉野にて打負/身に数ケ所の疵をうけて当国に皈り/義詮に降りしが/其後清水に戦いて終に自殺す/歳五十七/家臣伊藤民部/今村五郎/乙若丸を助けて薩州へ走る時/ふかく此尊像を祈りて敵の危難をまめがれたるとなる

Signed

Toyokuni ga, in toshidama cartouche (below); Hiroshige ga (above)
豊国画(年玉枠)

Markings

Censor's seal: (Goat 5 aratame; almost cut off of this impression)
Blockcutter's mark: Hori Take
改印:未五改
彫師:彫竹

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock