The Ghost of Oiwa, c. 1831-1832

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Ghost tale of Iwa is a famous story based on the real event, known as "Yotsuya Kaidan (Ghost Tale in Yotsuya)", later had been made a Kabuki play by Tsuruya Nanboku. An unemployed samurai, Iemon married Iwa, a daughter of a warrior family looking for a man who can succeed their family name. After the marriage, he poisoned and killed his wife, and was haunted by the ghost of his wife.

The Ghost of Oiwa
Artist Life
1760 - 1849
Accession Number
Catalogue Raisonne
Ukiyo-e shūka 16 (1981), p. 227, vertical chūban #25.3; RSK00902
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