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By Michael Dylan Foster

Monsters, ghosts, significant beings, and supernatural phenomena of all types hang-out the folklore and pop culture of Japan. greatly classified yokai, those creatures are available limitless styles and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. presently renowned in anime, manga, movie, and desktop video games, many yokai originated in neighborhood legends, folktales, and local ghost stories.

Drawing on years of analysis in Japan, Michael Dylan Foster unpacks the historical past and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, analyzing their meanings, and introducing those that have hunted them in the course of the a long time. during this pleasant and obtainable narrative, readers will discover the jobs performed by way of those mysterious beings inside jap tradition and also will study in their abundance and diversity via specific entries, a few with unique illustrations, on greater than fifty person creatures. The e-book of Yokai presents a full of life expedition into jap folklore and its ever-expanding effect on worldwide pop culture. It additionally invitations readers to check how humans create, transmit, and acquire folklore, and the way they make experience of the mysteries on the planet round them. by way of exploring yokai as an idea, we will larger comprehend broader techniques of culture, innovation, storytelling, and person and communal creativity.

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