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Magical yōkai stories - Illustrated books from the Yumoto Kōichi Collection


In the Edo period (1603-1868), many artists such as Hokusai Katsushika or Kuniyoshi Utagawa, inspired by folklore or their own imagination, created works that saw yōkai as protagonists. This book, the third volume in the Yōkai Museum series, presents a new collection of works, and includes not only paintings, but also woodblock prints, scrolls, ceramics, kimonos, wood sculptures, magazines, children's toys, table and more, from the Koichi collection
Yumoto. Also included are comments by Yumoto himself on the works and history of the yōkai.

Reasons of interest:

  • The third volume in the y ō kai Museum series
  • Y ō kai art in many curious and unpublished works, coming from the collection of the greatest Japanese collector
  • The perfect book for lovers of Japanese art, fans of the y ō kai and also for those approaching these fascinating supernatural creatures for the first time
  • A precious reference and source of inspiration for designers and illustrators

Size: 18.4 x 25.7 cm
Paperback with dust jacket
Number of pages: 224
ISBN: 9782889750580
January 9, 2023

YUMOTO KŌICHI Born in 1950, he was artistic curator of the Kawasaki City Museum and continues today to deal with materials related to the y ō kai as a researcher,
collector, university professor and teacher in various specialization courses.