- Kaidan Chibusa Enoki: The Ghostly Tale of the Wet Nurse Tree.
"Yūrei  are figures in Japanese folklore, analogous to Western legends of ghosts. The name consists of two kanji: yū, meaning ‘faint’ or ‘dim’ and rei,  meaning ‘soul’ or ‘spirit’. Alternative names include Bōrei  meaning ruined or departed spirit or Shiryō meaning dead spirit.
Like their Chinese and Western counterparts, they are thought to be spirits kept from a peaceful afterlife.
This painting by Ito Seiu, the godfather of Japanese bondage (kinbaku), depicts a scene from Kaidan Chibusa Enoki,  an old horror story in which the ghost of a dead painter returns to  protect his baby from his murderer, a wandering samurai who fell in love  with his wife while he was away painting. This scroll shows the ghost  holding the baby while standing under a waterfall at Juniso (where  Tokyo’s Shinjuku Chuo Park is now located).”

- Kaidan Chibusa Enoki: The Ghostly Tale of the Wet Nurse Tree.

"Yūrei are figures in Japanese folklore, analogous to Western legends of ghosts. The name consists of two kanji: , meaning ‘faint’ or ‘dim’ and rei, meaning ‘soul’ or ‘spirit’. Alternative names include Bōrei meaning ruined or departed spirit or Shiryō meaning dead spirit.

Like their Chinese and Western counterparts, they are thought to be spirits kept from a peaceful afterlife.

This painting by Ito Seiu, the godfather of Japanese bondage (kinbaku), depicts a scene from Kaidan Chibusa Enoki, an old horror story in which the ghost of a dead painter returns to protect his baby from his murderer, a wandering samurai who fell in love with his wife while he was away painting. This scroll shows the ghost holding the baby while standing under a waterfall at Juniso (where Tokyo’s Shinjuku Chuo Park is now located).”

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