One Hundred Ghost Tales from China and Japan

Hundred Ghost Tales was one of the popular amusements in the Edo period in which a real monster occurred after 100 stories were told. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), in his late years, drew five ukiyo-e works on the theme of Hundred Ghost Tales. Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)’s “Hundred Ghost Tales from China and Japan” was published in 1865 when he became an independent painter. The series is the first big and representative works of his early artistic life.