Scary Painting

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Scary Painting
Real name Actor Otani Oniji III as the Yakko Edobei
Artist Sharaku
Appearances Animal Crossing,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
The Scary Painting in City Folk

The Scary Painting is a painting that can be bought from Crazy Redd in all games in the Animal Crossing series and is known in the real world as Actor Otani Oniji III as the Yakko Edobei. It is a Japanese print by the mysterious Sharaku, a Japanese artist. Little is known of him: he was active for only around ten months in 1794 and 1795, and he may even be a group of artists that used the name 'Sharaku'- this word is a shortened version of the word sharakusai, meaning 'nonsense' in Japanese.

Sharaku did not become popular until the 20th-century; pieces by him (or them) are now considered to be a famous example of Japanese woodblock art (ukiyo-e).

The Scary Painting depicts a Kabuki actor supposedly during a performance. The painting is on display in the Tokyo National Museum.

In a forgery, the man's fingers are pointing rather than spread out.

Animal Crossing, Wild World and City Folk
Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Scary Painting 3,920 Bells* 490 Bells Crazy Redd's

*3,920 Bells reflects the price Redd charges for the painting. The actual buy price (if purchased through the catalog) is 1,960 Bells.