Discussion in 'Whatever' started by backtrack, Mar 10, 2008.
Great post. I find legends of Japanese monsters & demons fascinating.
I really like the work of Yoshitoshi, he does alot of gore, and has a great use of colors.
In case anyone is interested, there is some additional information and high quality pics of the famous Bakemono Zukushi "Monster" scroll [ 化物尽繪] (which was referenced in the original PT article above), through The Public Domain Review,
as well as flashbak, which has some specific characters highlighted,
And additional info at this wiki page on Bakemono no e (化物之繪, "Illustrations of Supernatural Creatures")
And a couple of interesting woodblocks for good measure.
COLLECTION OF MONSTERS (Shinpan bakemono zukushi) (1860). By Japanese artist, Utagawa Shigekiyo
COLLECTION OF MONSTERS (Shinpan bakemono zukushi) (1880). By Japanese artist, Kishimoto Senri.
And some from the Database of Folklore Illustrations,
Separate names with a comma.