Tanikumidera in Mino Province, No.33 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859

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

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Tanikumidera in Mino Province, No.33 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
Tanikumidera in Mino Province, No.33 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.

Tanikumidera in Mino Province, No.33 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859 - Interesting scene from the story of Okura Nobumitsu of a peasant offering assistance to a traveler who is slumped on the ground against a large lacquer chest that is strapped to his back. The peasant grasps the man's hand to help pull him up, a large pine branch hanging overhead. The inset above shows a temple hidden among tall pine trees. An intriguing print, detailed with burnishing on the lacquer chest.

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.

Tanikumidera in Mino Province, No.33 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)
Tanikumidera in Mino Province, No.33 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859 by Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)

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