8. Maple viewing (1887)

Koremochi and a princess watched the maple trees on an autumn day. The warrior became sleepy, but he noticed the true nature of the princess just in time. Her demonic character became apparent from her reflection in the pool. He drew his sword and killed her, before she could devour him.

Yoshitoshi used the same story in ‘thirty-six ghosts’ five and sixteen. A demon as a fine woman demonstrates a typical male fear.