Zhu Ling | Black Cat and Narcissus | China | Qing dynasty (1644–1911) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Signature: Zhu Ling (upper right); seals: 1 (upper right); 1 (lower left); 2 (lower right)朱齡Inscription: 黃華道人齡寫於袁浦客次Marking: Yunjian Wang Weiyuan jian ding yin; Shangqiu Song shi shou cang tu shu (lower right) She shi zhen cang (lower left) 雲間王渭元鑑定印 商丘宋氏收藏圖書 佘氏珍藏
A-Yokai-A-Day: Tenjō-kudari | Matthew Meyer
We’ve seen a lot of animal yokai and legendary beasts so far this month, but today we look at a weird, truly yokai-ish goblin invented by Toriyama Sekien. Tenjō-kudari (天井下) Also known as the tenjō-sagari, its name means “coming down from the ceiling,” and that is pretty much the long and short of what this … Continue reading A-Yokai-A-Day: Tenjō-kudari
Koikawa Harumasa | Girl and Lover in Snow | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Girl and Lover in Snow, early 19th century, by Koikawa Harumasa (Japanese, active 1800–1820). Edo period (1615–1868) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Kishi Ganku | Tiger | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Met
Tiger Dokokan Ganku (Japanese, 1749–1838) Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Demon with a Buddhist prayer (Oni no nenbutsu), 1864 by Kawanabe Kawanabe Kyōsai
Ogres, or oni, alongside animals and ghosts, were some of Kawanabe Kyōsai’s favourite subjects. They are generally thought of as fierce demons who can be menacing yet humorous in their actions. This oni is collecting donations for a temple and ...
Utagawa Kunisada | Print | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Utagawa Kunisada I and his school Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Totoya Hokkei | Woman in the Rain at Midnight Driving a Nail into a Tree to Invoke Evil on Her Unfaithful Lover | Japan | Edo period (1615–1868) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Tiger and Magpie Joseon period Korea 19th century CE 3
Photographed at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. Loan from the Mattielli Collection