Katsushika Hokusai

The Ghost of Oiwa from the series »One Hundred Ghost Stories«, 1831

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The story of the Oiwa's ghost originates from Kabuki theatre. She is invariably portrayed with dishevelled hair and disfigured face - having been poisoned by her unfaithful husband. Hokusai further developed the tradition by fusing Oiwa's face with a defunct temple lantern.

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