Spiritual Experience / Experiencing Spirits
“Oh, don’t mind us : just passing through … “
The Ghost of Kohada Koheiji : Hokusai, 1830
Kohada Koheiji was a painter who was killed by his wife and her lover. The popular writer Santô Kyoden (also known as the ukiyo-e artist Kitao Masanobu) developed the Koheiji story further in his novels, Kohada Koheiji and Fukushû Kidan Asaka-numa (Bizarre Tale of Revenge at Asoko Marsh). As vengeance, Koheiji returns to haunt the murderous couple while they are in bed together inside mosquito netting.