The Thirty-three Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage - Handsome design from Hiromitsu Nakazawa's series depicting the Saigoku Pilgrimage route through western Japan, which includes 33 temples that are dedicated to Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. Each temple is associated with a miracle performed by Kannon. The scenes include landscapes and interior views of temples, as well as pilgrims making their way along the route or visiting the shrines. Each is rendered in a very painterly style, with soft muted colors contrasting with lively calligraphic line work. Woodblock prints of travel or tour sketches became popular in the early 20th century. Originally published by Bun'endo of Kyoto in 1925, these prints come from the second edition released in 1946. An interesting and seldom seen modern Japanese print series.
Artist - Hiromitsu Nakazawa (1874 - 1964)
Image Size - 8 1/4" x 11 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small hole, repaired. A couple tiny tears at edge. Slight toning, a few spots and light creases. Please see photos for details.
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