Yotsuya Kaidan, supposedly the most famous and influential Japanese ghost story of all time. Image of Oiwa appearing in a lantern. Images for dissertation project on femininity in Japanese horror cinema, with particular focus on hair.
Onoe Matsusuke as the Ghost of the Murdered Wife Oiwa, in "A Tale of Horror from the Yotsuya Station on the Tokaido Road" Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, Period: Edo period Date: 1812 Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print;
傘お化け (Umbrella Ghost) Kasa-obake are a type of tsukumogami (japanese object spirits), the spirits of parasols who have reached their birthday. They have one eye, a protruding tongue from an agape mouth, and a single foot, usually wearing a geta.
The Butterflies Artist: Kunisada (Magicians) Date: May 1863 Size/Format: Oban Tate-e, by inches Description: From the series, Toyokuni kigo kijutsu kurabe. The actor Sawamura Tanosuke III in the role Fujinami Yeun-no-jo. Series: A Contest of Magic Scenes