The Book of Yokai : Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore by Shinonome Kijin

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  • Title: The Guide of Yokai : Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore
  • Author: Shinonome Kijin
  • Category: Asian Historical past
  • Date: 14 Jan 2015
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 336
  • ISBN: 520271025

 

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Monsters, ghosts, implausible beings, and supernatural phenomena of all kinds hang-out the folklore and well-liked tradition of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures are available infinite styles and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Presently well-liked in anime, manga, movie, and laptop video games, many yokai originated in native legends, folktales, and regional ghost tales. Drawing on years of analysis in Japan, Michael Dylan Foster unpacks the historical past and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, decoding their meanings, and introducing individuals who have hunted them by means of the ages. On this pleasant and accessible narrative, readers will discover the roles performed by these mysterious beings inside Japanese tradition and also will be taught of their abundance and selection by means of detailed entries, some with unique illustrations, on more than fifty particular person creatures. The Guide of Yokai gives a full of life tour into Japanese folklore and its ever-expanding affect on world well-liked tradition. It additionally invitations readers to look at how individuals create, transmit, and gather folklore, and the way they make sense of the mysteries on this planet round them. By exploring yokai as an idea, we are able to higher perceive broader processes of custom, innovation, storytelling, and particular person and communal creativity. present more

 

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