Saturday, September 13, 2014

Spooky Ukiyo-e

Hitsune sees the skull beneath the skin (and everywhere else)
I recently came across this article in the Japan Times about an exhibit of ukiyo-e horror art, with lurid, grotesque illustrations from ghost stories and folklore.  Pictured above is a triptych from "The Dream of Hitsune", a kabuki drama, in which the villain is prevented from further mischief by a vision of the bones of his previous victims.

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