||"The Spirit of the Komachi Cherry Tree"
("Komachi-Zakura no Sei")
||"New Forms of Thirty-Six Ghosts"
||1889 (1902, Second (and only later) Edition)
||Daikoku-ya Heikichi (Tokyo, 1818-1923)
||8 7/8 x 13 1/8
||Excellent. Skillful "bokashi" shading to cartouche, kimono and background; extensive "gauffrage" pattern to
kimono and white collar; nicely visible woodgrain to grey background; very crisp, highly detailed carving;
||Very Good+++. Excellent colors. Retains original album backing. (Minor trimming; light wear.)
||Stevenson's "Yoshitoshi's Thirty-Six Ghosts" pl #8, pg 34; Ronin Gallery pl #8, pg 4.
||Hauntingly beautiful. Just as Kuronushi was about to cut down the cherry tree, the tree's spirit appeared before
him as an enchanting courtesan named Kurozome.