Mimuroto-ji in Yamashiro Province

Mimuroto-ji in Yamashiro Province

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Toyokuni and Hiroshige II  

No. 10 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route (Saikoku junrei jûban Yamashiro Samurotoji), from the series Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki).


INSCRIPTIONS

No. 10 Yamashiro Mimurotoji

Temple: If you watch the moon in the middle of the night Shiranami standing at the riverbank of Uji Principal deity

Senju Kannon Founder

Founder Gyōhohoshi Yamashu Kitamura Peasant woman

Old farmer in Kitamura / Always believed in Buddhism / One person I have a daughter./This girl has been reciting Fumon-chan since she was young./Because she believes in the Kannon of Mimurotoji. In exchange for dried fish, the crab is released./The father goes out to cultivate and finds a snake swallowing a toad. I'll give it to you." / He let the swallowed toad escape and left in the bush / Turned into a human that night and said, "I came here because of a promise." If you answer, "Come," / That night is gone, but three days later / At that time, the girl closes the room and recites the Kannon Sutra to Kazunori / To meditate on the Mimurotoji Temple that she always believes in / That Breaking through the door of the room with a snake's changing tail / Already in danger / A large number of crabs suddenly appear / The snake is slashed and left / Because of this, the place became a temple / Named Kanimanji this is it

Publisher: Yamadaya Shôjirô 

Date: 1859

Condition: Very good color and impression. Backed on edo-era paper.

https://collections.mfa.org/objects/190585