Scary painting
Real name Actor Otani Oniji III as the Yakko Edobei
Artist Sharaku
Appearances WW, CF, NL
Regional names Flag of France small Toile effrayante
Flag of Spain Cuadro japonés
Flag of Italy small Quadro spaventoso

The scary painting is a painting that can be bought from Crazy Redd in the Animal Crossing series and is known in the real world as Actor Otani Oniji III as the Yakko Edobei. It is a rather terrifying 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 3,920
490 Crazy Redd
Tom Nook
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.


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

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