Utagawa Kunisada II: Celestial Being Bearing Lantern Riding a Dragon: Above: Pilgrimage around Chichibu No.29: Sasanoto Chôsenin on Mt. Kenmokuzan (Chichibu junrei 29 ban - Sasanoto, Kenganzan Chôsenin); Below: Dragon Lady (ryûjyo)

Kunisada II: Celestial Being Bearing Lantern Riding a Dragon

Utagawa Kunisada II

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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada II
Title: Celestial Being Bearing Lantern Riding a Dragon: Above: Pilgrimage around Chichibu No.29: Sasanoto Chôsenin on Mt. Kenmokuzan (Chichibu junrei 29 ban - Sasanoto, Kenganzan Chôsenin); Below: Dragon Lady (ryûjyo)
Series: Record of Spiritual Appearances of Kannon (kannon reigen-ki)
Date: 1859

Goddess riding a Dragon. Above, a cartouche that mimics a picture frame hanging on two padded hooks, Hiroshige II depicts the precinct of each temple which belongs to 34 temples of Chihibu pilgrimage. A waka poem which a pilgrim chants is added to the picture. Below Kunisada depicts a scene from the legend related to the origin of the temple. During the period of Genshô Empress (715-24) a mysterious witch came out at night and brought a lantern on the top of the mountain. When monks were passing through this area they found shining kannon statues in a bush. The detailed story is written by Mantei Ôga

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Nanden Nizan
Seal: Carver’s: Hori-Take,Censor’s date seal (only partially can be seen) Goat year(1859)
Signature: above ” Hiroshige” ; below “Kunisada-ga “

SKU: KII038


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