Arts and Designs of Japan
January Selection January 2017

Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title #29 – Matsunodera in Wakasa Province
Tamemitsu being rescued from a demon by the wooden horse statue of the Kannon temple springing to life
Series Kannon Reigenki Saikoku Junrei – Tales of the Miracles of Kannon, Pilgrimage to the Western Provinces
Date 5/1859
Publisher Yamadaya Shojiro
Format Oban (9 1/2" X 14")
Comment This series combines designs illustrating legends about the goddess Kannon by Toyokuni III with illustrations of the temples the legends are associated with by Hiroshige II. See http://sacredjapan.com/ for brief explanations of the legends as well as descriptions of each of the temples (in English).
Price $175.
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