Yokai (Specters) by Tsuchigumo, the official residence of Minamoto no Yorimitsu, Utagawa Kuniyoshiho
1843, large-format nishiki-e (brocade), 3 prints
Ukiyoe from Ibasen, an Edo publisher.
One of the most popular animated cartoons nowadays is the story of an ogre exterminator.
The tale of the extermination of demons has been passed down from generation to generation. Many yokai (monsters) appear in the Ukiyoe of the Edo period "Minamoto no Yorimitsu Koukan Tsuchigumo Saku Yokai Zu" introduced by the publisher Ibasen.
The painting depicts Minamoto no Yorimitsu, who is said to have exterminated a drinking spider (tsuchigumo) on Mount Oe, being bewildered by the tsuchigumo yokai. Although there are other paintings of the extermination of demons on Mt. The pattern of Yorimitsu's wobbly kimono is a sheath-shaped pattern, which means that the 12th shogun, Iekei Tokugawa, was the one in charge of the Tokugawa shogunate. The common people of Edo, who had grown weary of Mizuno's prohibition policy, began to buy these ukiyo-e prints in droves.
Also, there are checkered, hemp leaf, arrow-gasuri, and scaly patterned kimono of the Taisho era.
In Ijasen's fan collection, there are fans with kimono patterns, checkered and scaly patterns. In particular, "Uroko" is known as a design to ward off bad luck and evil spirits.