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Japanese Tales - Traditional stories of monsters and magic

$28.00

A bodiless goblin and a faceless monster, a resourceful samurai and a faithful girl, a moon spirit and a dragon king...

Curious characters and evocative settings for this exciting collection of 15 traditional Japanese stories, which transports the reader into a world of adventure and enchantment.
The splendid illustrations by the contemporary Japanese artist Kotaro Chiba complete with their refined elegance these stories – now terrifying or hilarious, now subtly poetic – taken from two collections published at the beginning of the 20th century by folklore scholars Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904 ) and Yei Theodora Ozaki (1871-1932), famous translator specializing in short stories and fairy tales.

Hearn, Irish but naturalized Japanese, is famous for his collections of legends and ghost stories, for which he drew on oral tradition. Ozaki's translations achieved great notoriety and were reprinted several times.

REASONS OF INTEREST

  • An extraordinary collection dedicated to ancient fairy tales and Japanese folklore
  • The ideal book for those who love magical stories of monsters and ghosts
  • An unmissable work for fans of Japanese history and culture
  • Collectors of illustrated classics will love this volume too!

19.5×23.5cm
168 PAGES
4 COLOR PRINTING
HARDCOVER WITH CANVAS
ISBN 978 2 88935 987 5

Illustrations by Kotaro Chiba

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