An image of The Yotsuya ghost story

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

(Japan 1839 – 1892)

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

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
1892
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodblock print
Dimensions
36.5 x 24.5 cm
Credit
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2019
Accession number
5.2019.2