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Author Komatsu, Kazuhiko, 1947- author.

Uniform Title Ykai bunka nymon. English
Title An introduction to Ykai culture : monsters, ghosts, and outsiders in Japanese history / Komatsu Kazuhiko ; translated by Hiroko Yoda and Matt Alt.

Publication Info. Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  398.0952 K835y 2017    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 195 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
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Series Japan library
Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangy Shink Zaidan)
Summary "Since ancient times, the Japanese have lived with superstitions of strange presences and phenomena known as "ykai," creating a culture by turns infused with unease, fear, and divinity. Tsukimono spirit possessions. Fearsome kappa, oni, and tengu. Yamauba crones. Ghostly yrei. Otherworldly ijin ... Where did they come from? Why do they remain so popular? Written by Japan's premier scholar of ykai and strange tales, this book is both an introduction to the rich imagination and spirituality of Japan's ykai culture and a history of the authors and writings that have shaped ykai studies as a field"--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-192).
Contents What is ykai culture? -- Ykai beyond time and borders -- Tsukimono -- Ykai -- Kappa -- Oni -- Tengu and Yamauba -- Yrei -- Ijin and Ikenie : outsiders and sacrifices -- Boundaries.
Language English translation of the Japanese publication Ykai bunka nymon, originally published in 2006 and revised in 2012.
Subject Ykai (Japanese folklore)
Animals, Mythical -- Japan.
Demonology -- Japan.
Ghosts -- Japan.
Monsters -- Japan.
Folklore -- Japan.
Animals, Mythical. (OCoLC)fst00809602
Demonology. (OCoLC)fst00890199
Folklore. (OCoLC)fst00930306
Ghosts. (OCoLC)fst00942434
Monsters. (OCoLC)fst01025752
Ykai (Japanese folklore) (OCoLC)fst01744824
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Added Author Yoda, Hiroko, translator.
Alt, Matt, translator.
Added Title Monsters, ghosts, and outsiders in Japanese history
Note Colophon title: Ykai bunka nymon
ISBN 9784916055804

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