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Devil Priest (por gwashley) Devil Priest woodblock print by Matahei (early century); printed from re-carved blocks probably early century; A devil as an itinerant priest.

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753?–1806). Young Woman with an Otsue Demon Dressed as an Itinerant Priest, ca. 1804. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.Gift of the Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914 (JP990) #Halloween #demons

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, Young Woman with an Otsue Demon Dressed as an Itinerant Priest, ca. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.Gift of the Estate of Samuel Isham, 1914

Wisteria Maiden (Fuji musume) and Demon Chanting the Name of the Buddha (Oni no nenbutsu), from the series "Souvenir Paintings from Ôtsu miyage" (c. 1802-1803) by Kitagawa Utamaro (woodblock print)

Kitagawa Utamaro: Wisteria Maiden (Fuji musume) and Demon Chanting the Name of the Buddha (Oni no nenbutsu), from the series Souvenir Paintings from Ôtsu, Stocked in Edo (Edo shiire Ôtsu miyage) - Museum of Fine Arts

Noderabō -- Strange creature standing near a temple bell

Monsters from the Kaibutsu Ehon Noderabō - Strange creature standing near a temple bell

『新形三十六怪撰』より「おもゐつゝら」明治25年(1892)、木版

36 ghosts 36 by Yoshitoshi An old woman could choose between a small and a large basket. The small one contained gems. She selected the big box and greedily opened it.

Artist: Kawanabe Kyosai

"Raijin" (雷神) Raijin Is A God Of Lightning, Thunder, & Storms In The Shinto Religion & In Japanese Mythology.

Shimizu Kosho 清水公照 (1911-1999), "Inexhaustible" 無尽蔵.

Shimizu Kosho 清水公照 (1911-1999), "Inexhaustible" 無尽蔵.

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Ude no Kisaburô - From the series Lives of Brave Heroes (Yûretsu kekki den) - 勇烈血気伝 腕の喜三郎 - Edo period, 1866 (Keiô Month - Artist Utagawa Yoshitora - Active - Woodblock Print (Nishiki-e);

dressrehearsalrag: “Jikininki by Mizuki Shigeru In Japanese Buddhism, jikininki (Japanese: 食人鬼, “human-eating ghosts”) are the spirits of greedy, selfish or impious individuals who are cursed after death to seek out and eat human corpses.

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