Oct 14, 2014
Oct 14, 2014

Mount Haruna in Kozuke Province

Mount Haruna in Kozuke Province

c. 1830s

Kikukawa Eizan 菊川 英山

(Japanese, 1787-1867)

Color woodblock print

Sheet: 26.1 x 37.8 cm (10 1/4 x 14 7/8 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Ralph King 1943.35

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The Buddhist sculptures in the upper left corner of this print represent Fudo Myoo flanked by two child deities called Seitaka and Kongara.

Description

This print is the right-hand sheet from a triptych depicting a famous Buddhist pilgrimage site in what is now Gunma prefecture. The women in the foreground observe men undergoing ritual purification by standing under a sacred waterfall. The full composition showed eight women and a child traversing a bridge before a panorama of the religious site.

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Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Print

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