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    Something Wicked from Japan: Ghosts, Demons & Yokai in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces

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    Ghosts, demons, Yokai... This is the nightmarish collection of supernatural beings from Japanese folklore as portrayed in Ukiyo-e masterpieces!

    Japanese folklore is a goldmine of terrifying supernatural Yokai monsters, demons, phantoms. A large number of Ukiyo-e woodblock printings created in Edo period (1603-1868) depict these monstrous beings in the illustrations of popular folk tales and horror stories.

    This book contains 70 Yurei (ghosts), Oni (demons), Kaijin (sorcerers) and Yokai (supernatural monsters) with a basic introduction to each creature’s story in J/E bilingual text. These phantoms and monsters are described vividly in 120 Ukiyo-e art pieces, all created by great masters such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi and so on, giving readers a clear and terrifying image of what such supernatural figures might look like. These images have been passed down through the years, and many art genres in Japan today, including manga and games, are heavily influenced by them.

    This is the best reference book for Japanese art lovers, folk culture lovers, as well as Japanese pop-culture lovers. It also offers fresh ideas for those searching for new inspirations for tattoo art and design.

    Author
    NAKAU Ei, a permanent board member of the International Committee of the International Ukiyo-e Society, has collected a large number of fine Ukiyo-e prints and has published/exhibited them worldwide.
    • Size:228×182mm
    • Pages:240 Pages (Full color)
    • Binding:Softbound
    • Publisher:PIE International
    • Language:J/E Bilingual
    • ISBN:978-4-7562-4810-7 C0071
    • Author:Ei Nakau

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    Licensing Information
    Rights Sold: Complex & Simplified Chinese, Italian, Spanish *No English rights
    Words: 13,500 in English.
    Language: Japanese & English bilingual
    Published July 2016
    Series: One title available
    PDF sample: upon request
    7th reprint in winter 2020

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