Now. Before you read on below. Take your time and imagine the story around the picture. What’s happening? What happened before it and what’s going to happen after? I read somewhere that westerners don’t always get these woodblock pieces, I think maybe it’s because we aren’t primed to look at them properly. So take a sec before reading on. Look at the detail and let your imagination loose a sec. It’s pretty cool.
The really awesome part was that some of Yoshitoshi’s work had some relationship with an approach to ghost story telling. According to THIS SOURCE, “People liked to gather by candlelight and tell scary stories (no big deal right. kinda like around a campfire, but wait...). When a legend was finished, one candle was blown out and the next person began.”
That’s interesting. That whole ritual of story telling. Wouldn’t it be interesting to have something like that near you? Where people would gather around these candles where each represented a creepy story just waiting to be told! maybe something like that should happen in Fredericton.