Hiroshige: The Cave Temple of Kannon in the Awai Valley
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: The Cave Temple of Kannon in the Awai Valley
Series: Sixty-odd Famous Views of the Provinces
The Cave Temple of Kannon in the Iwai Valley in Tajima Province (Tajima iwaidani iwaya kannon). Colorful clouds nestle in the valleys surrounding the steep stairways leading to the cave temple of the goddess Kannon, part of Jugen Monastery on Mount Iwaya. We see structures hugging the rocks at left, and the Gamo River flows along the bottom right. With woodgrain evident in the sky.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. With very large, clean white margins.
Publisher: Koshimura-ya Heisuke
Literature: See “Hiroshige’s Journey in the 60-Odd Provinces” (2004), number 39.
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu