Record of Kannon's Miracles, Chichibu Pilgrimage Stop #34, Nittakusan-suisenji Temlpe, Fudatate Pass

HIroshige UTAGAWA, Toyokuni UTAGAWA1826 - 1869

Saitama Prefectual Museum of History and Folklore

Saitama Prefectual Museum of History and Folklore
Saitama City, Japan

"Record of Kannon's Miracles" is ukiyoe print series that introduces an origin of the hallowed ground (reijo) of each area and Kannon's miracles., also depicts the scenery of famous places and heritages. Products of Hiroshige Utagawa 2nd, Toyokuni Utagawa third, Kunisada Utagawa, and publication began in 1858. The feature was that a sentence of Ouga Mantei of the low-class novelist was written. In Japan there are particularly famous three Kannon-reijos (Saigoku, Chichibu, Bando), called "100 Kannon". This ukiyoe is one piece of the series that introduced Chichibu 34 Kannon reijos, and it depicts Nittakusan-Suisenji Temple in current Minano Town, Saitama. This ukiyoe series is important to understand the tourism and Kannon worship of the Edo period.


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