Enciclopedia Degli Spiriti Giapponesi

Autore: Shigeru Mizuki
ISBN: 9788898002719
Grandezza: 12,62 MB
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The Book Of Yokai

Autore: Michael Dylan Foster
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520271017
Grandezza: 67,66 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.


Autore: Shigeru Mizuki
Editore: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770461109
Grandezza: 18,50 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.

101 Great Samurai Prints

Autore: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486155226
Grandezza: 61,70 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.

La Paura In Giappone Yokai E Altri Mostri Giapponesi

Autore: Marta Berzieri
Editore: Caravaggio Editore
ISBN: 8895437101
Grandezza: 27,31 MB
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Autore: Takahiro Kitamura
Editore: Schiffer Publishing
Grandezza: 44,51 MB
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Journey into the elusive world of traditional Japanese tattooing. Over 200 beautiful photos by Jai Tanju capture the breathtaking tattoo artistry of famed master Horiyoshi III. Five original, unpublished prints by Horiyoshi III are included. This book is certain to fascinate everyone with an interest in tattoo culture.

Enciclopedia Illustrata Dei Simboli

Autore: Cecilia Gatto Trocchi
Editore: Gremese Editore
ISBN: 9788884403254
Grandezza: 17,76 MB
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Vista: 906
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Enciclopedia Dei Mostri Giapponesi A K

Autore: Shigeru Mizuki
ISBN: 9788887497403
Grandezza: 72,12 MB
Formato: PDF
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Autore: Kittredge Cherry
Editore: Stone Bridge Press
ISBN: 161172919X
Grandezza: 25,87 MB
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"A very graceful, erudite job . . . extraordinarily revealing."—The New York Times Thirty years after its first publication, Womansword remains a timely, provocative work on how words reflect female stereotypes in modern Japan. Short, lively essays offer linguistic, sociological, and historical insight into issues central to the lives of women everywhere: identity, girlhood, marriage, motherhood, work, sexuality, and aging. A new introduction shows how things have—and haven't—changed. Kittredge Cherry studied in Japan and has written about the country for Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal. She has a journalism degree from University of Iowa.

Shinto The Kami Way

Autore: Sokyo Ono, Ph.D.
Editore: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462900836
Grandezza: 68,78 MB
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"An excellently rounded introduction by an eminent Shinto scholar."—Library Journal Shinto, the indigenous faith of the Japanese people, continues to fascinate and mystify both the casual visitor to Japan and the long-time resident. Relatively unknown among the religions of the world, Shinto: The Kami Way provides an enlightening window into this Japanese faith. In its general aspects Shinto is more than a religious faith. It is an amalgam of attitudes, ideas, and ways of doing things that through two millennia and more have become an integral part of the way of the Japanese people. Shinto is both a personal faith in the kami—objects of worship in Shinto and an honorific for noble, sacred spirits—and a communal way of life according to the mind of the kami. This introduction unveils Shinto's spiritual characteristics and discusses the architecture and function of Shinto shrines. Further examination of Shinto's lively festivals, worship, music, and sacred regalia illustrates Shinto's influence on all levels of Japanese life. Fifteen photographs, numerous drawings and Dr. Ono's text introduce the reader to two millennia of indigenous Japanese belief in the kami and in communal life. Chapters include: The Kami Way Shrines Worship and Festivals Political and Social Characteristics Some Spiritual Characteristics