Arts and Designs of Japan
December Selection December 2017

Artist Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
Title #10 – Mimurotoji in Yamashiro Province
The woman Nojo of Kawada Village conjuring crabs
Series Kannon Reigenki Saikoku Junrei – Tales of the Miracles of Kannon, Pilgrimage to the Western Provinces
Date 12/1858
Publisher Yamadaya Shojiro
Format Oban (9 3/4" X 14 3/8")
Comment A little mica on the crabs; backed
This series combines designs illustrating legends about the goddess Kannon by Toyokuni III. The illustrations of the temples the legends are associated with are 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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