Kusunoki Tamonmaru Masatsura, by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
From the series of One Hundred Ghost Tales from China and Japan, by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)
It is a work based on the theme of Kusunoki Masatsura (? -1348), the eldest son of Kusunoki Masashige (1294? -1336). While Masatsura was still young, a yokai suddenly appeared one night. The monster came flying at Masatsura, but he killed it without fear. When people who ran to him checked it, they found out that the monster was actually an old raccoon dog.
The specter has unfocused eyes and a humorous appearance. He carries a cloud bag on his back and a lantern and thinks he could disguise himself as a human lady, but his hands and feet are so hairy.
Title: Kusunoki Tamonmaru Masatsura
Author: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
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