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Utagawa Kuniyoshi | Biblioklept

The Jorōgumo is creature from Japanese folklore, depicted as a spider that can change its appearance into that of a beautiful woman. In this form, the Jorōgumo would entice men into a quiet location and begin to play a biwa, a type of Japanese lute. While he is distracted by the sound of the instrument, she binds her victim in silk threads and devours the unsuspecting individual.


Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886 – 1968, Japanese)

Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886 – 1968, Japanese) - Madonna

Hunting Fireflies by Kajima Seibei 1897. This black and white photograph of threehangyoku (young geisha) from the Shinbashi geisha district of Tokyo hunting fireflies, was taken in 1897 by Kajima...

boro: I'm sure the women of Gees Bend never saw this but...

from Cultura Colectiva

Kuniyoshi: xilografía japonesa

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 歌川国芳 (1797-1858) - "Woman 8", early to mid 1800s