Subject:Re: Edo period Japanese scroll
Posted By: I.Nagy Fri, Jan 10, 2020
Definitely it represents Kishimojin (鬼子母神）a.k.a.
Hariti a revered goddess and demon in Buddhist traditions for the protection of children, complicated deliveries and general family harmony.
The inscription is too faded out to decipher, but from the lower enlarged part I could figure out the followings;
...正中山法華經寺安重 - Enclosed in the Shōchuzan Hokekyō-ji* (Temple)
(* Temple of the Nichiren-shu, founded during the Kamakura period, where Kishimojin is venerated)
開眼法 - Kaigen-hō（yō）- *Eye Opening Ceremony
(* Buddhist service to consecrate e.g. a temple, statue, painting etc.)
中山相傳 （Shō)Chuzan Hereditary
通妙院 - Tsumyōin
(Name of a hall inside the precincts)
日蓮 - Nichiren