Re: Kunichika good and evil beauty

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Posted by manuD ( on June 22, 2022 at 09:12:34:

In Reply to: Kunichika good and evil beauty posted by Rick Wilk on June 20, 2022 at 19:36:57:

the evil Asao no Tsubone in a story by Murai Teikichi from a set Kodan isseki; yomikiri tsuika, “Storytelling Complete in One; More Stories.” Published by Gusokuya Kahei, 1874. the print shows Tsubone encircled by snakes who force her to reveal her true identity – the Fox Spirit. Kodan (traditional storytelling) raconteurs narrated Japanese folk stories, sometimes accompanying themselves with wooden blocks clapped together or a fan giving rhythm. (The open Kodan text is shown top right.) Having been popular from around 1700 (and known as Koshaku), these performances gained renewed popularity in the 1850s with the classic standards augmented by contemporary stories of heroes and vigilantes.

elsewhere I found that Asao poinsoned her lords child and was then thrown in a s
nake pit.
googling "asao no tsubone" might give you more info

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