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This woodblock print was published by Ezakiya Tatsuzo (c. 1842). Left to right, top to bottom (upside-down image described in parentheses): 1. Small tengu (Gedo, an evil person), 2. King Zhou, Shang Dynasty (Guan Yu), 3. Wind god (Thunder), 4. Nyudo (Pair of frogs), 5. Tengu looking up (Tengu looking down), 6. Tofu Kozo (Mitsume Kozo), 7. Onamuchi-no-mikoto, Shinto god of nation-building, farming, business and medicine (Iruka-no-omi), 8. Cao Cao (Shoki, Zhang Fei), 9. Mikenja (Ghost of…

This woodblock print was published by Ezakiya Tatsuzo (c. 1842). Left to right, top to bottom (upside-down image described in parentheses): 1. Small tengu (Gedo, an evil person), 2. King Zhou, Shang Dynasty (Guan Yu), 3. Wind god (Thunder), 4. Nyudo (Pair of frogs), 5. Tengu looking up (Tengu looking down), 6. Tofu Kozo (Mitsume Kozo), 7. Onamuchi-no-mikoto, Shinto god of nation-building, farming, business and medicine (Iruka-no-omi), 8. Cao Cao (Shoki, Zhang Fei), 9. Mikenja (Ghost of…

This print by Kuniyoshi (c. 1852) shows a Daruma and Tokusakari (a character from a famous Noh play). Viewed upside-down, the Daruma becomes a Gedo (an evil person) and Tokusakari becomes Ikyu (a character from the famous play "Sukeroku").

This print by Kuniyoshi (c. 1852) shows a Daruma and Tokusakari (a character from a famous Noh play). Viewed upside-down, the Daruma becomes a Gedo (an evil person) and Tokusakari becomes Ikyu (a character from the famous play "Sukeroku").

Cover  of The Sun's Yokai themed issue, August 1974 by Shigeru Mizuki

Cover of The Sun's Yokai themed issue, August 1974 by Shigeru Mizuki

Comical Upside-down Pictures (Dôke jôgemi no zu)  「道化上下見ノ図」  Japanese, Edo period, 1862 (Bunkyû 2), 6th month  Artist Utagawa Yoshitora, Japanese, active about 1836–1887, Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, MFA

Comical Upside-down Pictures (Dôke jôgemi no zu) 「道化上下見ノ図」 Japanese, Edo period, 1862 (Bunkyû 2), 6th month Artist Utagawa Yoshitora, Japanese, active about 1836–1887, Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, MFA

In the Waves at Kakuda enroute to Sado Island, Edo period - Utagawa Kuniyoshi - WikiPaintings.org

In the Waves at Kakuda enroute to Sado Island, Edo period - Utagawa Kuniyoshi - WikiPaintings.org

I like this because there are multiple masks and each are very different my favorite is the middle one in the bottom.

I like this because there are multiple masks and each are very different my favorite is the middle one in the bottom.

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