Shoki Ensnaring a Demon in a Spider WebShoki Ensnaring a Demon in a Spider Web
Edo period (1615–1868)
Two-fold screen; ink on paper
62 1/2 x 68 1/16 in. (158.7 x 172.8 cm)
Soga Shohaku was one of the Three Eccentrics of the Edo period (1615–1868). Accounts of Shohaku’s life are full of anecdotes about his bizarre behavior, and stories about him took on a legendary character.