Hase-dera in Yamato Province, Temple 8 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859

by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

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Hase-dera in Yamato Province, Temple 8 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

Original Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869) Japanese Woodblock Print
Hase-dera in Yamato Province, Temple 8 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859

Series; Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)

Miracles of Kannon - This large series designed in 1858-1859 by Toyokuni III and Kunisada II in collaboration with Hiroshige II pairs miracles performed by Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, with scenes of temples in the Western, Central, and Eastern provinces of Japan. Toyokuni III created the large figural scenes at the bottom of each image for most of the series, with Kunisada II contributing a few designs, while Hiroshige II designed the landscape views across the top of each print. A wonderful combination of expressive figures and lyrical scenic views, these interesting prints feature lively color and fine detail. A nice unusual series, and a great choice for collectors interested in classic Japanese tales or Buddhist imagery.

Hase-dera in Yamato Province, Temple 8 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859 - Intriguing image featuring Nakatomi no Nobuchika, the son of a Shinto priest, who suffered from an abscess on his foot. A crow flew down and pecked at the abscess, removing a small snake. Here Nobuchika slumps over a small stand as the crow flies overhead with the snake, a woman waving happily at the bird for relieving Nobuchika's suffering. A fascinating story.

Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

Image Size - 13 3/8" x 8 7/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Backed with paper. Light vertical line where backing papers meet.

Hase-dera in Yamato Province, Temple 8 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)
Hase-dera in Yamato Province, Temple 8 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

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