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An introduction to Yokai culture: monsters, ghosts, and outsiders in Japanese history

By: Kazuhiko, Komatsu.
Contributor(s): Yoda, Hiroko [Translator] | Alt, Matt [Translator].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Japan library. Publisher: Tokyo Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture (JPIC) 2017Description: 196 p.: col. ill. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9784916055804.Subject(s): Japan | Demonology | Ghosts | Yokai (Japanese folklore) | Monsters | Mythical animalsDDC classification: 398.40952 Summary: Since ancient times, the Japanese have lived with superstitions of strange presences and phenomena known as "yōkai," creating a culture by turns infused with unease, fear, and divinity. Tsukimono spirit possessions. Fearsome kappa, oni, and tengu. Yamauba crones. Ghostly yūrei. Otherworldy ijin...Where did they come from? Why do they remain so popular? Written by Japan's premier scholar of yōkai and strange tales, this book is both an introduction to the rich imagination and spirituality of Japan's yōkai culture and history of the authors and writings that have shaped yōkai studies as a field. https://japanlibrary.jpic.or.jp/books/published/culture/001813.html
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Slot 1318 (0 Floor, East Wing) Non-fiction 398.40952 K2I6 (Browse shelf) Available 201973

The original book was published in the Japanese language as Yokai bunks nyumon in 2006

Table of Contents

What is yōkai culture?
Yōkai beyond time and borders
Tsukimono
Yōkai
Kappa
Oni
Tengu and Yamauba
Yūrei
Ijin and Ikenie: outsiders and sacrifices
Boundaries.

Since ancient times, the Japanese have lived with superstitions of strange presences and phenomena known as "yōkai," creating a culture by turns infused with unease, fear, and divinity. Tsukimono spirit possessions. Fearsome kappa, oni, and tengu. Yamauba crones. Ghostly yūrei. Otherworldy ijin...Where did they come from? Why do they remain so popular? Written by Japan's premier scholar of yōkai and strange tales, this book is both an introduction to the rich imagination and spirituality of Japan's yōkai culture and history of the authors and writings that have shaped yōkai studies as a field.

https://japanlibrary.jpic.or.jp/books/published/culture/001813.html

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