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One of the most tragic women in horror, Oiwa. Here she’s depicted just after being poisoned by her husband. Print by Kuniyoshi Utagawa from the kabuki play, Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan, by Tsuruya Nanboku IV. In the second image, she appears as a ghost in Nobuo Nakagawa’s 1959 Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan

There are many film versions of the story, including two presented by the Criterion collection, Nakagawa’s adaptation and Kinoshita Keisuke’s1949 Yotsuya Kaidan, Parts I and II. (Both are available this weekend on Hulu for free).


via “Sheer Pleasure: Transparency in Japanese Woodblock Prints.”