Yokai attack! : The Japanese Monster Survival Guide. / Hiroko Yoda.
- ISBN: 9781462908837 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
Forget Godzilla. Forget the giant beasties karate-chopped into oblivion by endless incarnations of Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and the Power Rangers. Forget Sadako from 'The Ring' and that creepy all-white kid from 'The Grudge.' Forget everything you know about tales of terror before reaching for this book.Yokai Attack! is a nightmare-inducing one-stop guide to Japan's traditional creepy-crawlies. Yokai are ethereal sorts of beings, like ghosts, nearly always encountered at night; everyone has their own take on how they might look in real life and what sorts of specific characteristics and abilities they might have. This book is the result of long hours spent poring over data and descriptions from a variety of sources, including microfilms of eighteenth-century illustrations from the national Diet Library in Tokyo, in order to bring you detailed information on almost 50 of these amazing creatures for the first time in English.Illustrations, created by the...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Tuttle Publishing, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 109301 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 72871 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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