Yoshitoshi: The Heavy Basket
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Heavy Basket
Series: “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”.
From the series “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”, the moment of truth for the wicked and greedy old woman from the “Tongue-cut Sparrow” tale. Her greed has caused her to lug home a giant box, which she thinks will be filled with treasure. It is filled with an array of demons that instead terrorize her.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Backed
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Backed.
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Literature: See Stevenson’s “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”, page 90, plate XXVI.