This picture entitled "Miminashi Hoichi 1" was inspired from one of the scenes from the play "Miminashi Hoichi". In Japanese ghost stories, ghosts don't attack the living but haunt them for a long time making their lives miserable.
"Miminashi Hoichi" is a ghost story set in the Amidato temple in Shimonoseki city in Yamaguchi prefecture. This type of ghost story is called "Kaidan" in Japanese. The Greek Author Koizumi Yakumo (his Japanese name) turned this traditional story into a short story. You can read more about the story of Miminashi Hoichi here.