Artist: Ogata Gekko
Title: Lonely House - Gekko's Essay
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"Gekko Zuihitsu" (Gekko's Essay). "Asajigahara Hitotsu-ya" The legend said that an old woman served a lord who had a strange disease. The only cure was the blood of children born in a certain month. The woman roamed the country side killing children to obtain blood for her lord. When he had recovered, she confessed how she obtained the cure and was pardoned. In this dramatisation, she is polishing her knife to kill the victim. The messenger of Kannon (The Goddess of Mercy) is watching her.