Sakabashira, by Toriyama Sekien, ca. 1781

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As far as I know, this illustration by Toriyama Sekien [1712-1788] for one of his monster collections in 1781 is the first actual drawing of the Sakabashira, or 'Upside-Down House Post.' Here he represents the post literally dripping spirits from the beam!

This copy of the image comes from the Wikimedia Commons website [Link Here].

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