Social Science

Yurei

Yurei

Author: Zack Davisson

Publisher: Chin Music Press Inc.

ISBN: 9780988769359

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 436

An eerie yet insightful exploration into the phenomenon of yurei, or Japanese ghosts, both past and present.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Yurei Attack!

Yurei Attack!

Author: Hiroko Yoda

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462908929

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 599

Yurei Attack! is a nightmare-inducing one-stop guide to Japan's traditional ghosts and spirits. Surviving encounters with angry ghosts and sexy spectres. Haunted places. Dangerous games and how to play them. And more importantly, a guided tour of what awaits in the world of the dead. Yurei is the Japanese word for "ghost." It's as simple as that. They are the souls of dead people, unable--or unwilling--to shuffle off this mortal coil. Yurei are many things, but "friendly" isn't the first word that comes to mind. Not every yurei is dangerous, but they are all driven by emotions so uncontrollably powerful that they have taken on a life of their own: rage, sadness, devotion, a desire for revenge, or even the firm belief that they are still alive. This book, the third in the authors' bestselling Attack! series, after Yokai Attack! and Ninja Attack! gives detailed information on 39 of the creepiest yurei stalking Japan, along with detailed histories and defensive tactics should you have the misfortune to encounter one. Japanese ghosts include: Oiwa, The Horror of Yotsuya Otsuyu, The Tale of the Peony Lantern The Lady Rokujo, The Tale of Genji Isora, Tales of Moonlight and Rain Orui, The Depths of Kasane Book 3 of 3 in the Yokai Attack! series. Others include Ninja Attack! and Yokai Attack!.
Social Science

Haunted Japan

Haunted Japan

Author: Catrien Ross

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462921331

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 220

"A delightfully creepy telling of Japanese ghost stories. Japanese folklore is abundant with tales of ghostly creatures and the supernatural. In Haunted Japan, author Catrien Ross reveals the legends that have been passed down for generations and continue to terrify us today. To research this book on the country's ghosts, demons and paranormal phenomena, Ross collected accounts from across Japan including: Sacred Mount Osore, a Japanese gateway to the land of the dead, where people gather to contact those who have passed on The Tokyo grave of the samurai Taira no Masakado, where passersby regularly witnessed his ghost until prayers finally laid him to rest The mummified remains of the monk Tetsumonkai at the Churenji Temple on Mount Yudono--a place where bizarre happenings are common The ruins of Hachioji Castle in Tokyo, which was abandoned for many years because of its many hauntings The result is an unparalleled insight into the dark corners of the Japanese psyche--a world filled with horrifying creatures including Oni (demons with fierce and ghastly appearances), Yurei (Japanese ghosts who inhabit the world of the living), and Yokai (supernatural monsters). The book also includes several traditional Japanese legends, concluding with two of the most famous ghost stories--that of the wronged wife Oiwa and the tale of the Peony Lantern. This book is richly illustrated with 32 pages of full-color prints of frightening ghosts and legendary creatures from Japan's shadowy past. Haunted Japan is the ideal book for anyone interested in exploring the darker side of Japanese history."

Japanese Folklore and Yokai

Japanese Folklore and Yokai

Author: Kévin Tembouret

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798594652095

Category:

Page: 104

View: 552

There is no shortage of ghost stories in Japan! Between the ghosts that haunt houses and the spirits that frighten passers-by, the Yurei form a specific category of Japanese folklore. The Yokai of this type make it possible to educate the children, certainly, but they also bring explanations on what there is after death.The Yurei participate in the cultural richness of Japan, as much through fear as through compassion. Each story features a specific situation that participates in the Japanese Shinto and Buddhist traditions.Contrary to what one might think, ghosts are not necessarily evil: in many cases a Yurei is a grieving soul.Through this book, discover various stories that have marked Japan and mentalities. Learn more about Japanese spirituality, the relationship of the living with the dead and the afterlife according to the Japanese people.
Fiction

Japanese Ghost Stories

Japanese Ghost Stories

Author: Lafcadio Hearn

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241381281

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 851

The dead wreak revenge on the living, paintings come alive, spectral brides possess mortal men and a priest devours human flesh in these chilling Japanese ghost stories retold by a master of the supernatural. Lafcadio Hearn drew on the phantoms and ghouls of traditional Japanese folklore - including the headless 'rokuro-kubi', the monstrous goblins 'jikininki' or the faceless 'mujina' who stalk lonely neighbourhoods - and infused them with his own memories of his haunted childhood in nineteenth-century Ireland to create these terrifying tales of striking and eerie power. Today they are regarded in Japan as classics in their own right. Edited with an introduction by Paul Murray

The Ghost of Sakura

The Ghost of Sakura

Author: Elena Grand

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1541153642

Category:

Page: 70

View: 195

The Ghost of Sakura. Tales of Japan

Anatomy of a Ghost

Anatomy of a Ghost

Author: Robin M. Strom-Mackey

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387225729

Category:

Page:

View: 607

Art

Kaibyo: the Supernatural Cats of Japan

Kaibyo: the Supernatural Cats of Japan

Author: Zack Davisson

Publisher: Mercuria Press

ISBN: 1634059182

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 604

Woodblock prints, essays, and translations scratch to light the secret lives of Japan's mythological felines.
ART

The Supernatural Cats of Japan

The Supernatural Cats of Japan

Author: Zack Davisson

Publisher: Chin Music

ISBN: 1634059166

Category: ART

Page: 120

View: 359

An in-depth exploration of the sometimes charming, sometimes gruesome feline creatures and ghosts of Japan. Davisson illuminates the vast realm of kaibyō, or supernatural cats, with historical and modern cultural context. Lushly illustrated in full color with dozens of ukiyo-e prints and drawings. A must-have book for the Japanophile and cat-lover alike! First in a forthcoming series about the supernatural animals of Japan. "Kaibyō: The Supernatural Cats of Japan is an extremely diverting and stunningly produced celebration of the phantom feline in its myriad of manifestations--some alluring, others humorous and many outright terrifying. Award-winning translator, writer, lecturer, manga scholar, Japanese folklore expert and author ofYūrei: The Japanese Ghost, Zach Davisson is the ideal guide to this furred and fanged underworld. An expertly researched and engagingly penned text is embellished by the inclusion of an intriguing selection of uncanny cat tales by other authors and centuries' old legends newly-translated by Mr. Davisson. The publishers must be congratulated for creating a book of extraordinary lavishness. Although a paperback release, no expense has been spared in an exquisitely-designed book brimming with a toothsome array of full-color artwork reproductions." review by Scot D. Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino, co-authors ofInfinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati andThe Marchesa Casati: Portraits of a Muse Zack Davisson is an award-winning translator, writer, and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. He is the author ofYūrei: The Japanese Ghost (Chin Music Press), translator of Eisner Award-winning and Harvey-nominated Shigeru Mizuki'sShowa 1926-1939: A History of Japan, and a 2014 nominee of the Japanese-US Friendship Commission Translation Prize. Other translation works include the famous folklore comic Kitaro (Drawn and Quarterly) and the works of Satoshi Kon (Dark Horse).
Social Science

Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology

Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476663555

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 312

Of all the anomalous phenomenon reported, ghost sightings are by far the most common. The words "ghost" and "spirit" are used interchangeably in American English but in other cultures the lingering souls of the departed are not to be confused with ancestral spirits, demonic spirits, numens oråÊpoltergeists. This encyclopedia lists hundreds of entities of the spirit realm--from aatxe to zuzeca--from world mythology and folklore.

Reiko, A Japanese Ghost Story

Reiko, A Japanese Ghost Story

Author: James Avonleigh

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781471605086

Category:

Page:

View: 359

Yokai Bestiary

Yokai Bestiary

Author: Zack Davisson

Publisher: Mercuria Press

ISBN: 1634050355

Category:

Page:

View: 719

Yokai Bestiary is an illustrated compendium of the beastly ghosts and supernatural animals that stalk the folklore of Japan. Tales of their often humorous antics as well as the horror they wreak on humanity are gorgeously illustrated with twenty original woodcuts by Liv Rainey-Smith.