Ichikawa Yonezô as the Ghost of Oiwa Enjaku (Japanese) 1865 The Metropolitan Museum
Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825). Onoe Matsusuke as the Ghost of the Murdered Wife Oiwa, in A Tale of Horror from the Yotsuya Station on the Tokaido Road," 1812. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Louis V. Ledoux, 1927 (JP1492) #ghost #Halloween
Woman in the Rain at Midnight Driving a Nail into a Tree to Invoke Evil on Her Unfaithful Lover. Totoya Hokkei (1780–1850). Japan. MET
"They weren't the kind you hear in stories, more life-like. They looked like real people, but darker and sort of hazy. Like a shadow was cast over their entire bodies. They sort of hovered, sort of walked."