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Ghost Stories: Selections from Yoshitoshi’s New Forms of 36 Ghosts and other Japanese Woodblock Prints

About the Exhibition


Sep 10 – Dec 21, 2009


Remis Sculpture Court
The Tufts University Art Gallery is delighted to present a selection of 10 images from New Forms of 36 Ghosts (Shinkei Sanjurokuten), a famous series of woodblock prints published between 1889 and 1892 by Taiso Yoshitoshi (Japanese, 1839-1892) this fall in the Harry Remis Sculpture Court, concurrently with Sacred Monsters: Everyday Animism in Contemporary Japanese Art and Anime in the Tisch Family Gallery. The “Ghost Stories” exhibition also features one other work by Yoshitoshi, An Incident from the Tale of Genji Depicting the Shogun Tokugara Ienari (triptych), from the series Nisemrasaki Inakagenji, 1884 and a woodblock print by Utagawa Toyokuni (“Toyokuni I”; Japanese, 1769-1825), Full Golden Moon of the Chrysanthemum Month (Minori yoshi Kogane no Kiku-zuki), based on the famous ghost legend of Okik