Strange Tales from Japan
by Keisuke Nishimoto Author and William Scott Wilson Translator
Ninety-nine terrifying traditional tales of ghosts, demons, yokai, shapeshifters, and trickster animals that haunt the remote rural regions of Japan's countryside. Accompanied by color woodblock prints and illustrations, these classic stories include tales of the Kappa—green, scaly sprites who live in water and pull you in if you aren't careful, the gruesome Curse of Okiko, the terrifying Vengeance of Oiwa, the secretive Snow Woman, and many more. The Japanese counterpart to Grimm's fairy tales is guaranteed to freak you out. The translator's provided a lot of historical, cultural, and regional context for western readers.
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