Boshu, Flowers of Kominato, Lotus Pond, Myomeijiro, and wife Umechiyo, n.d.
Ink on Paper
12 3/4 in. x 8 7/16 in. (323.85 mm x 214.31 mm)
Back to back print with 93.6.54. No. 42.
Signed: “Yoshu Chikanobu hitsu”
Colored ink on paper; wood-block print.
A baby receives his first bath, with his fisherman father Myomeijiro holding a towel, his grandmother at the wooden tub and his mother Umechiyo recovering with a cup of tea. The child would become the Buddhist prelate Nichiren (1222-1282), whose miraculous birth was accompanied by the sun rising over a lotus pond at Kominato. Nichiren became a strong proponent of the Lotus Sutra (Rengekyo).
Inset: The Buddhist priest Nichiren reading the Lotus Sutra, undistracted by a snake.
For more information, please refer to the Chikanobu exhibition catalogue.
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