Kuniyoshi: Station Fujisawa, number 7 (Sold)
Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title: Station Fujisawa, number 7
Series: “Fifty-three Parallels for the Tôkaidô Road”.
Date: ca. 1845
The 14th century figure Oguri Hangan and his betrothed Princess Terute are often connected with Fujisawa because their gravesite is located in the Fujisawa Temple. Oguri was once poisoned by a burglar in Kamakura. He fled along with the princess, but his physical condition got worse when he reached Kumano Hongû. Princess Terute then pulled him along in a cart. Due to the blessing of the Kumano shrine deities, Oguri fully recovered from the poison. Here we see him proving his miraculous recovery by hoisting a rock above his head front of the sacred Kumano waterfall. We see the cart that had been previously necessary and Terute’s astonishment at his recovery.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Repaired wormage near margin. First state.
Publisher: Iseya Ichiemon
Literature: See Tôkaidô Texts and Tales, edited by Andreas Marks, page 51.
Signature: Ichiryûsai Kuniyoshi ga