Yoshitoshi’s Thirty-Six Ghosts
This series is the last work of Japanese master woodblock-print artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, expressing his personal fascination with the supernatural by illustrating traditional Japanese ghost stories. Prints—such as Kiyomori Sees Hundreds of Skulls at Fukuhara, Tametomo’s Ferocity Drives Away the Smallpox Demons, The Old Woman Retrieving Her Arm, and “The autumn wind blows, there is nothing more to say, grass grows through the eye-sockets of Ono’s skull.”—Narihira—are reproduced in this collection in full color, one per page countered by text which explains the supernatural tale being illustrated.
Publisher: University of Washington
Hardback: 92 pages