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 for brief explanations of the legends as well as descriptions of each of the temples (in English).
Price $175.
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