THE HOUR OF MEETING EVIL SPIRITS:
An Encyclopedia of Mononoke and Magic (Yokai Book 2)
by Matthew Meyer (yokai.com)
Want to learn about Tesso the Iron Rat?
How about the ghosts of vengeance known as the Goryō?
While Meyer has a lot of the content from this book and the first in the series up on his website, it is totally worth owning the paperback.
Here's an example of his illustrations...
TRANSLATION: living ghost
ALTERNATE NAMES: shōryō, seirei, ikisudama
HABITAT: inhabited areas
DIET: none; lives off its owner’s emotions
Ooooh! Sold! (Thanks for the rec. I have a few books of Japanese folklore from college but haven't added to my collection in *mumblemumble* years. Looking forward to this one. Just wish the print copy wasn't so pricey. Oh well. Kindle it is. )ReplyDelete
Yeah, art/illustrated books are my "special gifts to me." Fortunately, the eBook price is a fraction of the print.Delete
I'm a sucker for mythology and folklore books. What a great rec!ReplyDelete
Do you have any faves? I love 'em too. :)Delete