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The book of yōkai : mysterious creatures of Japanese folklore

Author: Michael Dylan Foster
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2015] ©2015
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"Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled 'yokai, ' these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga, film, and computer games, many yokai originated in local legends,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Folklore
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Foster, Michael Dylan, 1965-
Book of yōkai.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2014025479
(OCoLC)883962547
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dylan Foster
ISBN: 9780520959125 0520959124
OCLC Number: 893735854
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 309 pages)
Contents: Yokai, folklore, and this book --
The language of yokai --
Event becomes object --
Heroes of myth and legend --
Weird tales and weird tastes --
Modern disciplines --
Postwar animation and the yokai boom --
Yokai culture network --
Zone of uncertainty --
The order of yokai --
Wilds --
Water --
Countryside --
Village and city --
Home --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Michael Dylan Foster ; with original illustrations by Shinonome Kijin.

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Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Drawing on years of research in Japan, this book unpacks the history and  Read more...

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"Foster creates engagingly rich portraits of yokai ... Kijin's illustrations draw on Japanese artistic traditions to depict each creature's personality and visual quirks, making this field guide a Read more...

 
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