Yoshitoshi: The Enlightenment of Jigoku-dayu
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Enlightenment of Jigoku-dayu
Series: “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”.
The former courtesan Jigoku-dayu has just penetrated the illusury sphere of reality and realized the supreme truth of impermanence; the title is “The Enlightenment of Jigoku-dayu”. Her wisdom is reflected in her vision of a courtesan’s procession that consists of skeletons, complete with a skeleton holding a skeletal umbrella over the head of the skeleton courtesan.
Condition: Excellent impression and color. Very good condition. Narrow right margin. Three-color cartouche.
Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi
Literature: See Stevenson’s “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”, page 46, plate XIV.