Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892)

The Old Hag of the Lonely House Essays by Yoshitoshi, 1877
Woodblock Print
14.50 x 10 in (36.83 x 25.40 cm)
7433 / INV. # 06155079
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Publisher: Masadaya Condition: Fine impression, color and condition. One of Yoshitoshi's finest and rarest early series. The subject is the Onibaba,, literally, Demon - Hag, an Oni from Japanese folklore that has the appearance of an old woman but is a y?kai that feasts on humans. Variously known as the "Demon-Hag," "Old Hag," "Mountain Woman," "the Goblin of Adachigahara," and "Kurozuka," the Onibaba has many stories behind her name. Wefound one particularly colorful account of the legend in the Japan times, from the Japan Times writer Mark Schreiber writing about his visit to the northeastern Tohoku region of Honshu known as Michinoku. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2012/10/21/general/in-search-of-the-fearsome-onibaba/#.VifV0rzxvHg

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