Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

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From Twenty-Eight Famous Murders with Verse, 1866-67

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Shizunome Ohyaku

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From series, Sagas of Beauty and Bravery, 1866

Utagawa Kuniyoshi


The Poet Dainagon Sees an Apparition, 1860

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)

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The Heavy Basket, 1892. From the Thirty-six Ghosts series. All the prints can be found here.

An old woman could chose between a small and a large basket. The small one contained gems. She selected the big box and greedily opened it. Awful creatures appeared. She has fallen and will be swallowed.

Utigawa Kuniyoshi

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Ukiyo-e print: Seppuku

Sebastian Münster (1488-1552)

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Woodblock print from his Cosmographia, 1544