Kintaien from "Guide to Famous Spots of Edo Vol. 5".
Compiled by Saitō Chōshū, Painted by Hasegawa Settan 1834-1836 (Tempō 5 to Tempō 7) Kaga Collection 256

At Ueno's Ikenohata-nakachō a medicinal remedy called "Kintaien" was sold that could reputedly cure all ills, and this picture shows the shop front of an apothecary called "Kangaku-ya". In 1675 (Enpō 3), the priest, Kangakubō Ryōō (1630-1707), commenced this business, with proceeds from sales going towards the purchase of complete Buddhist scriptures and the management of a library. "Kintaien" had a great reputation as being an effective restorative and detoxing agent, and it proved a very popular souvenir of Edo.