Yōkai in the masterpieces of the Ukyio-e - Monsters, Ghosts and Demons in the Prints of the Japanese Masters
Japanese folklore is a goldmine of terrifying supernatural figures.
Many ukiyo-e prints from the Edo period (1603-1868) depict these monstrous beings in illustrations of folk tales and horror stories. The book contains 70 vibrantly described yurei (apparitions), oni (demons), kaijin (humanoid monsters) and yōkai (ghosts and demonic creatures) from 120 works of art by great masters such as Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi. These images have been passed down for generations: many of Japan's current artistic genres, including manga and games, draw inspiration from them.
- Dimensions :
- 19,5 x 24 x 2,2 cm
- Artists :
- Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797 ou 1798 - 1861)
- Art movements :
- 18th century, 19th century, Asiatic art, 17th century