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Posted May 15, 2007
This book, divided into several chapters dealing with specific subjects as present in traditional Japanese art forms, is one of the few books on Japanese folklore in print in the English language and of those few, it is one of the even fewer that not only deal with the ghosts and monsters of that folklore, but does so accurately and is well researched. For the serious enthusiast who wants more on the subject, two currently out of print titles are reccomended, as well as one in print: Kunio Yanagita's 'Japanese Folk Tales', translated by folklorist Fanny Hagin Mayer, and Keigo Seki's 'Folktales of Japan', both collections of folklore and legends. In print, please see Michiko Iwasaka and Barre Toelken's 'Ghosts and the Japanese'.
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Posted January 26, 2009
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