We think most librarians and archivists can probably identify with “The Queen of the Book-Cart”, a mythical Japanese figure who watches over the carts of holy texts kept by temples.
This illustration comes from “Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro”, volume 1. (1805 edition), one of many Toriyama Sekien featuring Japanese “yokai”. Learn more about these fun little monsters on our blog (link in profile). #LibrariesofInstagram #rarebooks #Halloween #yokai #japanese #pagefrights #asianart
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