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Three Tides Tattoo’s “OIWA OIWA (Prototype ver.)” from Secret Base AVAILABLE NOW!

Arguably the most famous Japanese ghost story of all time, Yotsuya Kaidan (四谷怪談) is the tale of Tamiya Iemon poisoning his wife, Oiwa, and her ghost seeking revenge. Oiwa is an onryō, a ghost whose strong desire for vengeance allows her to return to Earth, and is depicted in a common fashion for her form of yokai: attired in a white dress representing the burial kimono she would have worn, long & ragged hair, and a white face that marks a ghost in kabuki theater. There is one trait which immediately sets Oiwa apart from all other onryō: her left eye droops down her face due to poison given her by Iemon.

But what does all this have to do with designer toys? Secret Base’s newest collaboration with Mitomo Horihiro of Three Tides Tattoo is titled “OIWA OIWA” (お岩 お岩) and is modeled after the famous ghost. Pictured in the “Prototype verions,” these previously teased 7⅔-inch tall vinyl pieces are available in the three colors shown, though which one you receive is random. Available now, you can reserve one by sending ¥10700 (approx. $94) — worldwide shipping included — to masa [at] tttenterprises [dot] com. Your order will be confirmed or, should they be sold out, the money refunded.

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