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Title

The Yotsuya ghost story, from the series New forms of thirty-six ghosts

1892


Artist

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japan

1839 - 1892


About

These woodblock prints from the series New forms of thirty-six ghosts by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) present rich themes of folklore and the supernatural in Japanese legend. The Yotsuya ghost story relates to one of Japan’s most famous ghost stories, the tale of Oiwa and Iemon, while the print of Minamoto no Yorimitsu and the Earth spider draws on a tale from the history of Kyoto.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1892


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodblock print


Dimensions

36.5 x 24.5 cm


Credit

Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2019


Location

Not on display


Accession number

5.2019.2


Artist information

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Works in the collection

114


Place

Where the work was made
Japan