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The Resource The book of yōkai : mysterious creatures of Japanese folklore, Michael Dylan Foster ; with original illustrations by Shinonome Kijin

The book of yōkai : mysterious creatures of Japanese folklore, Michael Dylan Foster ; with original illustrations by Shinonome Kijin

Label
The book of yōkai : mysterious creatures of Japanese folklore
Title
The book of yōkai
Title remainder
mysterious creatures of Japanese folklore
Statement of responsibility
Michael Dylan Foster ; with original illustrations by Shinonome Kijin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled 'yokai, ' these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga, film, and computer games, many yokai originated in local legends, folktales, and regional ghost stories. Drawing on years of research in Japan, Michael Dylan Foster unpacks the history and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, interpreting their meanings, and introducing people who have hunted them through the ages. In this delightful and accessible narrative, readers will explore the roles played by these mysterious beings within Japanese culture and will also learn of their abundance and variety through detailed entries, some with original illustrations, on more than fifty individual creatures. The Book of Yokai provides a lively excursion into Japanese folklore and its ever-expanding influence within global popular culture. It invites readers to examine how people create, transmit, and collect folklore, and how they make sense of the mysteries in the world around them. By exploring yokai as a concept, we can better understand broader processes of tradition, innovation, storytelling, and individual and communal creativity"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foster, Michael Dylan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals, Mythical
  • Japan
  • Spirits
  • Yōkai (Japanese folklore)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Animals, Mythical
  • Spirits
  • Yōkai (Japanese folklore)
  • Japan
Label
The book of yōkai : mysterious creatures of Japanese folklore, Michael Dylan Foster ; with original illustrations by Shinonome Kijin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yokai, folklore, and this book -- The language of yokai -- Event becomes object -- Heroes of myth and legend -- Weird tales and weird tastes -- Modern disciplines -- Postwar animation and the yokai boom -- Yokai culture network -- Zone of uncertainty -- The order of yokai -- Wilds -- Water -- Countryside -- Village and city -- Home -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn893735854
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 309 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520959125
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt149hcvg
  • 6e9761ad-268e-458e-833c-203458c036a0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893735854
Label
The book of yōkai : mysterious creatures of Japanese folklore, Michael Dylan Foster ; with original illustrations by Shinonome Kijin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Yokai, folklore, and this book -- The language of yokai -- Event becomes object -- Heroes of myth and legend -- Weird tales and weird tastes -- Modern disciplines -- Postwar animation and the yokai boom -- Yokai culture network -- Zone of uncertainty -- The order of yokai -- Wilds -- Water -- Countryside -- Village and city -- Home -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn893735854
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 309 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520959125
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt149hcvg
  • 6e9761ad-268e-458e-833c-203458c036a0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893735854

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