Horinouchi Myōhōji Eho Mairi no Zu Pilgrimage to Myōhōji in Horinouchi, Edo
Utagawa Toyohiro (Japanese, 1763–1828)
Edo period (1615–1868)
Two sheets of a pentaptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper
H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm); W. 19 in. (48.3 cm)
Gift of Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914
Not on view
Toyohiro did not make as many prints as paintings. These two prints, the rightmost of a set of five, illustrate a group of women paying homage at Myōhōji temple, which is dedicated to the founder of the Nichiren sect. Toyohiro portrayed the elegant women against a backdrop of the Myōhōji temple precinct rendered in Western perspective (uki-e).
Signature: Toyohiro ga
Inscription: Horinouchi Myo-ho-ji eho-mai ni no zu
Gomatsuzuki Toyohiro Toyokuni nyoga Matsuyasuban
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Tribute to a Dedicated Collector: Mary Griggs Burke," June 30, 2004–November 29, 2004.