Kumanoza shrine, Kumamoto, Japan 熊野座神社

Kumanoza shrine, Kumamoto, Japan 熊野座神社~this minds me on the film hotarubi no mori e

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858). Sumida River in the Snow, from the series, 1834.

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) Tokyo (Edo))Sumidagawa no yuki<br/>Sumida River in the Snow, from the series "Famous Places in Edo in the Four Seasons"

Shohaku SOGA (1730~1781), Japan 曾我蕭白

Dragon (Ryûko zu no uchi) Ryu zu 龍虎図 Japanese, Edo period, late Soga Shôhaku, Japanese, One of a pair of hanging scrolls;

Ohara Koson (1877-1945).

Night Heron Under a Crescent Moon by Ohara Koson Japanese Painter Printmaker late early centuries; part of shin-hanga ("new prints") movement.

閻魔と地獄太夫図 Enma or Yama (king of the world of the dead, judge of the afterlife) and Hell Courtesan – 河鍋暁斎 Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831-1889)

閻魔と地獄太夫図 Enma or Yama (king of the world of the dead, judge of the afterlife) and Hell Courtesan – 河鍋暁斎 Kawanabe Kyōsai ~Via LauraH

伊藤若冲『未草(ひつじぐさ)』-拓版摺(額装もできます) - 京都 木版画の販売 Winds!芸艸堂(うんそうどう)/Ukiyo-e, Woodblock print - Winds! UNSODO

伊藤若冲『未草(ひつじぐさ)』-拓版摺(額装もできます) - 京都 木版画の販売 Winds!芸艸堂(うんそうどう)/Ukiyo-e, Woodblock print - Winds! UNSODO

髪切:カミキリ Art of ghost, goblin and or monster in the Edo period.

Kami-Kiri (hair cutter) sneaks up behind prey cutting their hair off from the Bakemono Zukushi ("monster scroll")

さら蛇:サラヘビ Art of ghost, goblin and or monster in the Edo period.

The Bakemono Zukushi handscroll, painted in the Edo period century) by an unknown artist, depicts 24 traditional monsters that once used to spook the people of Japan. Sara-hebi (shown here) is a large, snake-like creature with the head of a woman.

Spirit of Heron Maiden –Taniguchi Kokyo

鷺娘の精 "The spirit of the heron maiden" by Taniguchi Kokyo dated 1925 ["Sagi Musume no Sei," the "Spirit of the Heron Maiden." A kabuki hengemono dance (one actor/many roles) wherein the spirit of a heron changes into a girl and then back again.

雪女:ユキオンナ Art of ghost, goblin and or monster in the Edo period.

雪女:ユキオンナ Art of ghost, goblin and or monster in the Edo period.

Raccoon dog

Tanuki - Japanese Trickster & Spook, Originally Evil, Now Icon of Generosity & Prosperity.

Shiranuhi !

Shiranuhi !

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