Boshu, Flowers of Kominato, Lotus Pond, Myomeijiro and His Wife Umechiyo, No. 42 - Intriguing scene showing the birth of a son to the fisherman Myomeijiro and his wife, Uchmechiyo. The boy would grow up to become the famous 12th century Buddhist priest Nichiren, and at his birth the sun rose over the lotus pond at Kominato. The smiling grandmother gives the baby his first bath as his father stands ready with a towel. The mother recovers in bed with a cup of hot tea on a tray nearby as the rising sun casts warm glow along the horizon, with lotuses blossoming on the pond and a village in the distance. The inset at upper left shows Nichiren at prayer, quietly reciting the Lotus Sutra, as an evil serpent tries to distract him without success. A charming image of this famous birth, detailed with mica on the the sky around the snake, burnishing on the black kimono and obi, and delicate embossing on the cloth held by the father.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Backed with paper. Small repair, a couple creases. Please see photos for details.
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