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The scary painting (いなせなめいが, inasenameiga?, dashing masterpiece) is a painting that can be bought from Crazy Redd in Animal Forest e+, Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, New Horizons and can be collected by Happy Home Handbook in Happy Home Designer. In New Horizons, the painting can be donated to the museum and be added to the art gallery. As this painting can be bought from Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler, players should keep in mind that they may be purchasing a forgery. The painting is one of the art pieces that is haunted at specific times of the day. It 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 about him: he was active for only around ten months in 1794 and 1795, and 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 twentieth-century. Pieces by him are now considered to be some of the best examples of Japanese woodblock art. The painting depicts a Kabuki actor supposedly during a performance. The painting is on display in the Tokyo National Museum.

Painting information

Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Scary painting (New Leaf) & (City Folk) 3,920
1,960
490 Crazy Redd
Tom Nook
Scary painting (New Horizons) 4,980 BellCoin 1,245 BellCoin Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler

Donation to the museum

After donating it to the museum, a museum label will give a description of the painting. In New Horizons, the museum label reads:

Ōtani Oniji the 3rd as Yakko Edobei
Tōshūsai Sharaku, 1794
Woodblock print

A print from the mid-Edo period by Tōshūsai Sharaku depicting a famous actor of the time. Sharaku made roughly 140 ukiyo-e prints in his career, even though it only spanned around 10 months!

  • Note: Prior to New Leaf, paintings did not have visual differences between forged and genuine versions. Therefore, paintings given to Blathers were fake or authentic at random.

Authenticity

New Leaf

The man's index fingers are shown in the forged painting, whereas his entire hands are opened in the real painting.
Forgery
Genuine
Scary Painting (forgery)
Int art stylish

New Horizons

The forgery has the man's eyebrows pointing in the incorrect direction. The forgery is animated, and the man can be seen smiling.
Forgery
Genuine
NH-Scary-Forgery-2
NH-scary painting-genuine


NH-Scary-Forgery

The actor smiling as part of the forgery's animation. (New Horizons)

In Happy Home Designer

After Day 9 in game, go to the saving place and sit down at your desk. Pick the "Study the handbook" option, you can complete "Art Collection" lesson with 1 play coins. It adds 33 pieces of artworks and 22 forgeries to your collection.

Further Information

Main article: List of works by Sharaku on Wikipedia


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