Otsu-e is said to inherit over 200 of images.
Here, we show some of the highlights of them.

The most closest existance of "Oni" in the West are goblins, but this resemblance expresses just one nature of its complex character.
Sometimes they appears as evil beings, but in another situations they even appears as the gods feared by people.
The most important role of them is, however, to satirize people as creatures remarkably similar to human beings.

In the early 17th century, Otsu-e began as cheap Buddhist images for less wealthy people.
After that Otsu-e painters drew any kinds of religious images except Christian ones that were prohibited by the government.

Pictures of beautiful women including the one of the representatives of Otsu-e, "Fuji Musume (Wisteria Maiden)"

Low class samurai living in the Edo era

Famous warriors both from real histrory and legends

Other satires, animals and flowers, or any that cannot be showed above is here


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