Arts and Designs of Japan
April Selection April 2017

Artist Toyokuni III & Hiroshige II
Title #8 – Hasedera in Yamato
Nakatomi Nobuchika sleeps while a crow catches a snake
Series Kannon Reigenki Saikoku Junrei – Tales of the Miracles of Kannon, Pilgrimage to the Western Provinces
Date 12/1858
Publisher Yamadaya Shojiro
Format Oban (10" X 14 3/4")
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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