Tales of Japan: Traditional Stories of Monsters and Magic

Tales of Japan: Traditional Stories of Monsters and Magic


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A goblin with no body and a monster with no face. A resourceful samurai and a faithful daughter. A spirit of the moon and a dragon king.
This collection of 15 traditional Japanese folktales transports readers to a time of adventure and enchantment. Drawn from the works of folklorists Lafcadio Hearn and Yei Theodora Ozaki, these tales are by turns terrifying, exhilarating, and poetic.

• Striking illustrations by contemporary Japanese artist Kotaro Chiba
• Special gift edition features an embossed, textured case with metallic gold ink, and a satin ribbon page marker

Fans of Celtic Tales, Ghostly Tales, and Japanese Notebooks will love this book.

This book is ideal for:
• Fans of fairytales, folklore, or ghost stories
• Anyone interested in Japan's history and culture
• People of Japanese heritage
• Collectors of illustrated classics

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452174464
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 04/23/2019
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 138,451
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kotaro Chiba is an illustrator living in Niigata, Japan.

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