Enciclopedia Degli Spiriti Giapponesi

Autore: Shigeru Mizuki
ISBN: 9788898002719
Grandezza: 34,34 MB
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The Book Of Yokai

Autore: Michael Dylan Foster
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520271017
Grandezza: 22,88 MB
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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, folktales, and regional ghost stories. Drawing on years of research in Japan, Michael Dylan Foster unpacks the history and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, interpreting their meanings, and introducing people who have hunted them through the ages. In this delightful and accessible narrative, readers will explore the roles played by these mysterious beings within Japanese culture and will also learn of their abundance and variety through detailed entries, some with original illustrations, on more than fifty individual creatures. The Book of Yokai provides a lively excursion into Japanese folklore and its ever-expanding influence on global popular culture. It also invites readers to examine how people create, transmit, and collect folklore, and how they make sense of the mysteries in the world around them. By exploring yokai as a concept, we can better understand broader processes of tradition, innovation, storytelling, and individual and communal creativity.

101 Great Samurai Prints

Autore: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486155226
Grandezza: 23,25 MB
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Kuniyoshi was a master of the warrior woodblock print — and these 18th-century illustrations represent the pinnacle of his craft. Full-color portraits of renowned Japanese samurais pulse with movement, passion, and remarkably fine detail.


Autore: Shigeru Mizuki
Editore: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770461109
Grandezza: 15,32 MB
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Meet one of Japan’s most popular characters of all time—Kitaro, the One-Eyed Monster Boy Meet Kitaro. He’s just like any other boy, except for a few small differences: he only has one eye, his hair is an antenna that senses paranormal activity, his geta sandals are jet-powered, and he can blend into his surroundings like a chameleon. Oh, and he’s a three-hundred-and-fifty-year-old yokai (spirit monster). With all the offbeat humor of an Addams Family story, Kitaro is a lighthearted romp in which the bad guys always get what’s coming to them. Kitaro is bestselling manga-ka Shigeru Mizuki’s most famous creation. The Kitaro series was inspired by a kamishibai, or storycard theater, entitled Kitaro of the Graveyard. Mizuki began work on his interpretation of Kitaro in 1959. Originally the series was intended for boys, but once it was picked up by the influential Shonen magazine it quickly became a cultural landmark for young and old alike. Kitaro inspired half a dozen TV shows, plus numerous video games and films, and his cultural importance cannot be overstated. Presented to North American audiences for the first time in this lavish format, Mizuki’s photo-realist landscapes and cartoony characters blend the eerie with the comic.

La Paura In Giappone Yokai E Altri Mostri Giapponesi

Autore: Marta Berzieri
Editore: Caravaggio Editore
ISBN: 8895437101
Grandezza: 43,52 MB
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Enciclopedia Illustrata Dei Simboli

Autore: Cecilia Gatto Trocchi
Editore: Gremese Editore
ISBN: 9788884403254
Grandezza: 25,66 MB
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Enciclopedia Dei Mostri Giapponesi A K

Autore: Shigeru Mizuki
ISBN: 9788887497403
Grandezza: 11,95 MB
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When Marnie Was There Essential Modern Classics

Autore: Joan G. Robinson
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007586868
Grandezza: 11,55 MB
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Anna hasn’t a friend in the world – until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn’t all she seems... A major motion picture adaptation by Studio Ghibli, creators of SPIRITED AWAY and ARRIETTY.


Autore: Lafcadio Hearn
Editore: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775458555
Grandezza: 36,18 MB
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Scholar Lafcadio Hearn made it his life's work to study the world's supernatural superstitions, with a particular focus on Asian cultures. This volume brings together a series of traditional Japanese ghost stories, as well as several first-hand accounts of unusual occurrences in the country. A must-read for fans of comparative mythology.

In Search Of The Supernatural

Autore: Bao Gan
Editore: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804764719
Grandezza: 33,74 MB
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"This is the first complete translation into a Western language of Sou-shen Chi, a fourth-century Chinese collection of 464 extraordinary, fantastic, or bizarre items. The subjects of these brief anecdotes and narratives include natural curiosities, gods, religious figures, omens, dreams, divinations, miracles, monsters, strange animals, demons, ghosts, and exorcists. The stories range from sober reports of drought and misfortune to accounts of a fox transformed into a turtle, persons whose heads could take independent flight at night, a tryst in a tomb, and the marriages of humans with spirits." "Sou-shen Chi is the oldest, richest, and most consulted example of the chi-kuai genre, an important division of classical Chinese literature demonstrating features of narrative technique and ethereal sensibility that point to chi-kuai as the earliest examples of Chinese fiction. Of the three surviving versions of Sou-shen Chi, the 20-chapter edition translated here is widely accepted as the best representation of the work of its compiler, Kan Pao, the official court historian for Emperor Yuan of the Chin dynasty. The style of the writing is terse, almost austere, and it has qualities of documentary prose, a reflection of its common ancestry with historical writing. An introduction deals with the text and its background, authorship, contents, versions, and transmission." "Sou-shen Chi served as a model for subsequent collections and provided many basic plots, characters, and situations for plays, novels, and even poetry. The stories were widely known and became part of the body of allusions that literate Chinese knew and used in their own writings. For example, in the twentieth century Lu Xun retold, in extended fashion, a tale of magic swords that comes from Sou-shen Chi."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved