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Takato Yamamoto - Japanese Illustration - Heisei Estheticism

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.

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Priest Mongaku The figure crouching on a rock beneath a waterfall is Mongaku who was born into the Watanabe military clan and initially named Endo Morito.

Japanese Ghosts and Demons CD-ROM and Book

Japanese Ghosts and Demons CD-ROM and Book

'Rokujou-miyasudokoro', very noble woman, but became a living vangeful ghost in 'Genji-monogatari'.

'Rokujou-miyasudokoro', very noble woman, but became a living vengeful ghost in "Genji-monogatari"

Immortal Seiobo on Kirin (main detail of a hanging scroll), ca. 1830’s - Nakajima Kayo

Immortal Seiobo on Kirin. Main detail of a hanging scroll; ink and color on by artist Nakajima Kayo

The spirit of the heron maiden  woodblock print by Taniguchi Kokyo (1864-1915), dated 1925

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.

The Ghost of a Blind Female Street Singer. 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. 19th century

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.