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(Japanese, c. 1754–1806)
Triptych of color woodblock prints
Each: 37.8 x 25.2 cm (14 7/8 x 9 15/16 in.)
Gift from J. H. Wade 1921.407
The island Enoshima in Kanagawa prefecture in eastern Japan, near the city of Kamakura, is one home of the goddess Benzaiten, who is associated with water as well as music and entertainment. The island’s Iwaya caves were for centuries a place for meditative retreat, but by the time this scene near their entrance was printed, pilgrimages combining religious sentiment with touristic intent were popular, and remain so today.
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