Art book of works by Takato Yamamoto. This book is a bit darker than his others - more blood and rope bondage. There are also a few religion-inspired works and some scenes from Japanese history and mythology. SIGNED inside the front cover.
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.
Utagawa Hiroshige's "Ghost of a Blind Female Street Singer" portrays the restless spirit of a street performer, one white unseeing eye wide open, carrying a shamisen as she drifts above the surface of a river on the way to her next performance.