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“Bound to Death.” Scene from the kabuki play Yotsuya Kadian.

In Japanese culture the witch Yama-Uba  (Wise woman of the mountains) has been passed down through history as the spirit of an ancient witch who was murdered out of fear by Japanese soldiers. Yama-Uba is said to dwell today in the great mountains of Japan.

In Japanese culture the witch Yama-Uba (Wise woman of the mountains) has been passed down through history as the spirit of an ancient witch who was murdered out of fear by Japanese soldiers. Yama-Uba is said to dwell today in the great mountains of Japan.

鹿児島記聞内 賊兵激戦之図

鹿児島記聞内 賊兵激戦之図

鹿児島再戦 賊徒侵入図

鹿児島再戦 賊徒侵入図

Oiwa, the main character of Yotsuya Kaidan, the play-within-a-film in Takashi Miike’s Over Your Dead Body, is a common subject in Japanese art. Peruse at some ukiyo-e woodblock prints before …

OVER YOUR DEAD BODY: Woodblock Prints of Oiwa

鹿児島征討再乱記,西郷隆盛,城山自刃

鹿児島征討再乱記,西郷隆盛,城山自刃

鹿児島征討記之内 高瀬口河通之戦争

鹿児島征討記之内 高瀬口河通之戦争

田原坂激戦之図

田原坂激戦之図

鹿児島征討出陣圖

鹿児島征討出陣圖

鹿児島追討之図肥後天草沖海戦

鹿児島追討之図肥後天草沖海戦

鹿児島記聞之内 副将村田討死之図

鹿児島記聞之内 副将村田討死之図

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