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Bakedanuki and Japanese ghosts

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An original fairy tale with unusual atmospheres, which narrates the adventures of a group of Bakedanuki, the friendly Japanese raccoon dogs, projecting young readers into the magical world of the Yōkai, the ghosts of traditional folklore. In the legends of Japan, Bakedanuki are considered supernatural creatures, somewhat naïve and absent-minded, who love to play pranks, change their shape and disguise themselves. One of them starts the adventure and transforms into a spirit with the curious appearance of a paper lantern. The other little animals follow him, and they change into a demon mask, into a woman with an incredibly long neck, into a child with only one eye and so on... One of them, however, maintains its appearance: it must face a test of courage, walking along a narrow, dark path where his friends who have become ghosts are hidden, lurking. How will the little Bakedanuki left alone react? Will he be scared to death or will his playful nature take over? You will find out by browsing these pages. A story of enterprising animals and exotic prankster ghosts

Reasons of interest

  • The large format of the volume required to highlight the illustrations and their extraordinary artistic quality
  • A magical fairy tale, an unforgettable adventure among monsters and spirits of the Far East
  • Format 23.5 × 34.6 cm
  • 40 pages
  • 4 color printing
  • hardback
  • ISBN 978 2 88935184 8

AYANO OTANI is a Japanese illustrator who draws inspiration both from natural forms, with works of absolute simplicity, all played on a lively monochrome, and from the urban environment, with works characterized by greater detail. He has exhibited his works in pencil and watercolor or made on paper throughout Asia, also collaborating with fashion designers from France and other European countries. For NuiNui he created Clemente the transparent chameleon and The messy witch, as well as illustrating My dog's album and My cat's album.