The 11th year of Kansei (1799) ～ The 1st year of Kyouwa (1801)
Editor: Rishu Yoshida
Rishu Yoshida, who lived in Owari, collected many mysterious tales and amusing stories and arranged them into one book.
In 2009, this book was voted the fourth most popular of the collection in Iwase Bunko Library.
The unique illustrations by Owari clansman, Tanenobu Koriki (Enkouan) are attractive.
This is a female hermit who lived deep in the mountains of Tsugaru. Born in Chikuzen, Kyushu, she was over 600 years old.
In this tale, a fox from Ouji transforms himself into a young maiden and after falling in love with Kintaro, who ran a fish shop in Nihonbashi, the two commit double suicide.
This is the story of a cherry tree of Kannon Temple in Yanaka in the month of June, (on the current calendar the hottest part of summer) which became fully bloomed and drew a large number of sightseers.
In this one a ninety-two year old woman named Kame, who ran a tea spot in Azabu, gave birth to a boy. He was able to speak immediately after birth.
This is a beast called “night busuma” caught alive in Kamakura. The size was 8 shaku (2.5 meters) and it was seen by the feudal lord.
This is a funny creature called “Mokugyo” a wooden drum shaped fish weighing over 300 kilograms that emerged from the sea of Miyazu, Tango.
This is the tale of a girl living in Komenogi village, the Aichi district of Owari, who gradually changed into a man. Finally she went through the ceremony of manhood as a man.
The background of this book’s writer, Rishu Yoshida is unknown. He and his son were famous as exorcists with psychic powers. The writer himself seems to be just as mysterious as the contents of his book.