The Rape of a Bathing Lady By Raijin the Thunder God
In the Edo period, people believed that when a woman was taking a bath during a thunder storm she would be raped by the demon (oni) Raijin (aka. Kaminari-sama), a god of lightning, thunder and storms (in the Shinto religion and Japanese mythology).
Thunder God Raijin
In this arresting and dynamic depiction the thunder god Raijin is molesting and penetrating a bathing lady. She defends herself vigorously grabbing one of his horns. On the ground lay various drums that were used to create thunder. The drums feature the tomoe symbol. The dramatic effect is enhanced by the lighting above them. A superb scene that displays a strong mythical and cultural context.
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Found other designs with the same theme. In this case the encounter is voluntary. Striking are the heavily-tattooed arms of the woman. It was published circa 1810s and is attributed to Keisai Eisen (1790-1848).