Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Toyokuni III & Hiroshige II
Title #22 – Sojiji in Settsu Province
(Fujiwara) Yamakage Chunagon (824-88) praying for the return of his son who had been thrown overboard – Kannon in the guise of a turtle rescues him
Series Kannon Reigenki Saikoku Junrei – Tales of the Miracles of Kannon, Pilgrimage to the Western Provinces
Date 2/1859
Publisher Yamadaya Shojiro
Format Oban (9 5/8" X 14")
Comment A little mica on the bottom of the boat
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 $150.
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