You know: in a foolish, undiscriminating way, I've been happy these last few months. I don't know why. I just am. I love my friends; I love my pupils; I love what I read; I -- dammit -- love my thoughts. I love the taste of oranges.
Thornton Wilder in a letter to Gertrude Stein, Aug 14, 1936

Sunday, November 3, 2013


1) Tawara Toda protecting the dragon's daughter from a millipede.

2) Suma Urabe Suetaka meeting a ghost with an infant.

3) The greedy lady opens a heavy box filled with demons.

4) The cat-ogre Shutendoji surrounded by women.

5) Minamoto Raiko Ason watching a spider.

6) Jiriaya riding a toad.

7) Nikki Danjo Noonori changing into a rat.

8) Shizunome Ohyaku haunted by hungry ghosts.

9) Takagi Umanosuki and a huge she-ghost.

10) "Holiday in Hell"

11) Ranmaru and the walking Sago palm

12) The old witch flies away clutching her arm, severed by Watanabe no Tsuna

13) Sanekata envies the freedom of birds

14) A good woman's ghost praying in a waterfall

15) Kiyomori sees hundreds of skulls at Fukuhara

Captions selected from Demons from the Haunted World
Supernatural art by Yoshitoshi
Edited by Jack Hunter
Shinbaku Books, 2012