Beware Of Ghost Owls!
I saw this sign, and was quite nervous that Arisugawa Park was suffering from a dangerous infestation of owl ghouls, just waiting to swoop down on unsuspecting walkers’ heads waving their ghostly yuurei hands. While this might be preferable to Inokashira Park’s haunted toilet, I was relieved to discover that this rather cryptic graphic actually warns of falling branches.
The painting on the left is by Maruyama Oukyo and the woodblock print on the right is by Yoshitoshi.
Read a novel set in Tokyo…