Ibaraki demon fly away

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
1839 - 1892
Ibaraki demon fly away
while retrievies her arm
1889
Woodblock print, nishiki-e
Vertical ōban, 357 x 235 mm

Signed: Yoshitoshi, and red artist’s seal Yoshitoshi
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
SeriesNew Forms of 36 Strange Things
Shinkei sanjurokkaisen
Fine impression and colour.


The print depicts the demon Ibaraki that flies away after retrieving his arm from the warrior Watanabe no Tsuna (953–1025), a retainer of Morimoto no Yorimitsu.

Reference:
John Stevenson, Yoshitoshi’s Strange Tales, Leiden 2016; no. 6, p. 94, illustrated in colors p. 95.

Another fine impression of the print is at the Harvard Art Museums (1985.4)