the rospigliosi cup (altman collection) (postcard, n.d.)
Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) and Hiroshige II (1826 - 1869)
Soji-ji in Settsu Province, Temple 22 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859
Series; Miracles of Kannon (Kannon reigenki)
Soji-ji in Settsu Province, Temple 22 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage Route, 1859 - Lovely scene from the story of Chunagon Yamakage Fujiwara. Just before a journey to Kyushu Island, Takafusa Fujiwara, the father of Yamakage, saw that fishermen had captured a large sea turtle. As a devoted disciple of Kannon, he purchased the turtle and set it free. The next day as he and his family boarded the ship, Yamakage’s wet nurse reported that the boy had fallen overboard. Takafusa immediately began praying to Kannon, and miraculously, the turtle he had rescued the day before appeared out of the water carrying his son safely on its back. The nobleman is shown in the front of the boat, his hands clasped together in prayer as the nursemaid reaches forward eagerly upon spying the child. Takafusa vowed to build a temple to Kannon in thanks, a promise fulfilled by his son when Yamakage founded Sojiji.
Four plates from Athanasius Kircher’s ‘China Illustrata’, (1677 ed.);
Tea Bush, p. 179.
The Flying Turtles of Henan, p. 205.
The “Polomie” fruit (Jackfruit), p. 186.
Man preparing to attack Cobras to remove the “Snakestone”, a magnetic antidote to the poison of the snake, p. 81.
Katsushika Hokusai（葛飾北斎 Japanese, 1760-1849）
Swimming turtles 游亀
Old Friends (tortoise and frog) :: “Waterlife” illustrated by Rambharos Jha, who explores the marine wonderland through vibrant Mithila art, a form of folk painting from Bihar in eastern India. (Tara Books 2012).
1) Florida Box Turtle 2 Dwarf Turtle (?).
From Herrn de la Cepede’s Naturgeschichte der Amphibien (Mr de Lacépède’s Natural History of amphibians) , by Comte de Lacépède, Weimar, 1800.
North American herpetology on Flickr.
By Holbrook, John Edwards,
American Philosophical Society.
Duval, Peter S Girard, Charles, Lehman & Duval Lithrs, Sera, J.,
Philadelphia :J. Dobson,1836-1840.
Urashima Taro / Kuniyoshi
浦島太郎 歌川国芳 1844～1847年頃?
Urashima’s Mask Box at the Crossing / Kuniyoshi
辻浦しま當る面箱 歌川国芳 1849年
※ “Description: Masks resembling the following actors emerging from the Urashima’s box:” (via kuniyoshiproject.com)