Kejōrō

Kejōrō
Kejōrō in the Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki.

Kejōrō

Kejōrō (毛倡妓 – Dangling hair) is a type of Yōkai depicted in the Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki by Toriyama Sekien.

She is depicted as a women hiding her face with her hair all the way down passed her chin.

Sekien’s depiciton here is set in the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters of Edo where women were traditionally here displayed behind wooden latices. The position and width of these lattices depended on the wealth of house.1

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Footnotes

1. Yoda, H. and Alt, M. (2016) “Japandemonium: Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopaedia of Toriyama Sekien.”. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.

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