The Book Of Yokai

Author: Michael Dylan Foster
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520959124
Size: 44.51 MB
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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 on global popular culture. It also 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.

Pandemonium And Parade

Author: Michael Dylan Foster
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520253620
Size: 23.54 MB
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Monsters known as yōkai have long haunted the Japanese cultural landscape. This history of the strange and mysterious in Japan seeks out these creatures in folklore, encyclopedias, literature, art, science, games, manga, magazines and movies, exploring their meanings in the Japanese imagination over three centuries.

Japanese Legends And Folklore

Author: A.B. Mitford
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462920713
Size: 44.11 MB
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Japanese Legends and Folklore invites English speakers into the intriguing world of Japanese folktales, ghost stories and historical eyewitness accounts. With a fascinating selection of stories about Japanese culture and history, A.B. Mitford—who lived and worked in Japan as a British diplomat—presents a broad cross section of tales from many Japanese sources. Discover more about practically every aspect of Japanese life—from myths and legends to society and religion. This book features 30 fascinating Japanese stories, including: The Forty-Seven Ronin—the famous, epic tale of a loyal band of Samurai warriors who pay the ultimate price for avenging the honor of their fallen master. The Tongue-Cut Sparrow—a good-hearted old man is richly rewarded when he begs forgiveness from a sparrow who is injured by his spiteful, greedy wife. The Adventures of Little Peach Boy—a tale familiar to generations of Japanese children, a small boy born from a peach is adopted by a kindly childless couple. Japanese Sermons—a selection of sermons written by a priest belonging to the Shingaku sect, which combines Buddhist, Shinto and Confucian teachings. An Account of Hara-Kiri—Mitford's dramatic first person account of a ritual Samurai suicide, the first time it had been reported in English. Thirty-one reproductions of woodblock prints bring the classic tales and essays to life. These influential stories helped shape the West's understanding of Japanese culture. A new foreword by Professor Michael Dylan Foster sheds light on the book's importance as a groundbreaking work of Japanese folklore, literature and history.

The Folkloresque

Author: Michael Dylan Foster
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1607324180
Size: 51.45 MB
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This volume introduces a new concept to explore the dynamic relationship between folklore and popular culture: the “folkloresque.” With “folkloresque,” Foster and Tolbert name the product created when popular culture appropriates or reinvents folkloric themes, characters, and images. Such manufactured tropes are traditionally considered outside the purview of academic folklore study, but the folkloresque offers a frame for understanding them that is grounded in the discourse and theory of the discipline. Fantasy fiction, comic books, anime, video games, literature, professional storytelling and comedy, and even popular science writing all commonly incorporate elements from tradition or draw on basic folklore genres to inform their structure. Through three primary modes—integration, portrayal, and parody—the collection offers a set of heuristic tools for analysis of how folklore is increasingly used in these commercial and mass-market contexts. The Folkloresque challenges disciplinary and genre boundaries; suggests productive new approaches for interpreting folklore, popular culture, literature, film, and contemporary media; and encourages a rethinking of traditional works and older interpretive paradigms. Contributors: Trevor J. Blank, Chad Buterbaugh, Bill Ellis, Timothy H. Evans, Michael Dylan Foster, Carlea Holl-Jensen, Greg Kelley, Paul Manning, Daniel Peretti, Gregory Schrempp, Jeffrey A. Tolbert

Encyclopedia Of Beasts And Monsters In Myth Legend And Folklore

Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147662268X
Size: 42.65 MB
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“Here there be dragons”—this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.

Unesco On The Ground

Author: Michael Dylan Foster
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253019532
Size: 48.78 MB
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For nearly 70 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has played a crucial role in developing policies and recommendations for dealing with intangible cultural heritage. What has been the effect of such sweeping global policies on those actually affected by them? How connected is UNESCO with what is happening every day, on the ground, in local communities? Drawing upon six communities ranging across three continents—from India, South Korea, Malawi, Japan, Macedonia and China—and focusing on festival, ritual, and dance, this volume illuminates the complexities and challenges faced by those who find themselves drawn, in different ways, into UNESCO’s orbit. Some struggle to incorporate UNESCO recognition into their own local understanding of tradition; others cope with the fallout of a failed intangible cultural heritage nomination. By exploring locally, by looking outward from the inside, the essays show how a normative policy such as UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage policy can take on specific associations and inflections. A number of the key questions and themes emerge across the case studies and three accompanying commentaries: issues of terminology; power struggles between local, national and international stakeholders; the value of international recognition; and what forces shape selection processes. With examples from around the world, and a balance of local experiences with broader perspectives, this volume provides a unique comparative approach to timely questions of tradition and change in a rapidly globalizing world.

Yokai Museum The Art Of Japanese Supernatural Beings

ISBN: 9784756243249
Size: 55.96 MB
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Yokai are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. In the Edo period (1603-1868), many artists, such as Hokusai Katsushika and Kuniyoshi Utagawa, created their works of featuring Yokai inspired by folklore or their own ideas. Yokai have attracted the artists and have been a common theme in art works until these days because of their unique forms and their mysterious behaviors. This book is a visual collection of art works of Yokai in Japan since the Edo period. The works are not only paintings but also wood block prints , scrolls, ceramics, kimonos, children's playthings such as board games, and more. This would be an attractive book for Yokai beginners/maniacs, and would be also a valuable source for designers and illustrators. All items that are featured in the book come from personal collections by Koichi Yumoto, who has the largest Yokai art collection in Japan. He comments on the history of Yokai and explains about the items in the book.

Kawanabe Kyosai S Yokai Sketches Supernatural Monsters Mythical Goblins Fantasy Creatures Spirits And Demons In Japanese Folklore Inspiration For

Author: Manga Maker
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781796951363
Size: 12.16 MB
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Who is Kawanabe Kyōsai? Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831-1889) was a Japanese artist who lived through the Meiji Restoration of 1868 was in the words of a critic an individualist and an independent, perhaps the last virtuoso in traditional Japanese painting. Many of Kyōsai designs are comic, satiric, humorous and sketchy. Others are strange, weird and frightening. He was known as The Japanese "Demon of Painting' and renowned to have invented Manga in 1874. ⭐ What Is Manga? Manga are comics or graphic novels created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. They have a long and complex pre-history in earlier Japanese art. The term manga in Japan is a word used to refer to both comics and cartooning. A manga artist is known as a mangaka. ⭐ Why Do I Need This Book? This is a modern Magna with a twist - the featured Yōkai anime's are from a legend. The edited drawings from 'Kyōsai Treatise on Painting, volume 1" are printed in a modern paper comic format. Kyosi originally created these images using the traditional Japanese Woodblock technique and the book contains 44 historical Yoki images. 'Kyōsai's Treatise on Painting, volume 1' contains examples of his great works of Yōkai the mystery of supernatural monsters, mythical goblins, fantasy creatures, spirits, and demons in Japanese folklore. ⭐ Anything Else? YES! there's also 5 pages of blank manga comic templates for your own drawings, sketches, anime and manga illustrations. ⭐ WOW this is a FANTASTIC gift for: ✔ Artists just getting started in Manga ✔ Established anime illustrators interested in the history of Manga ✔ Looking for manga ideas to hack to mix the old and new designs ✔ No idea what Manga is but need a cool for a Manga fan ✔ Yourself - well why not? ⭐ Click 'add to cart' right now and order yours today!⭐ Bit More Manga Information: The At the end of Kyosai's life, he had produced hundreds of paintings, prints and illustrated books. The paintings and print subjects of Kyosai are from traditional to bizarre and fantastic. He was incredibly imaginative and created designs that have no relations to any known art works of any other Japanese or Western artists. His drawing style was unique and at the same time he was capable of painting in the finest traditional style of an 18th century painter. The word yōkai is made up of the kanji for "bewitching; attractive; calamity"; and "spectre; apparition; mystery; suspicious." These type of drawings can also be called ayakashi, mononoke, or mamono. The history of Manga stories are typically printed in black-and-white, although some full-colour manga exist. In Japan, manga are usually serialized in large manga comics, magazines, often containing many stories, each presented in a single episode to be continued in the next issue. The word anime is the Japanese term for animation, which means all forms of animated media. Outside Japan, anime & refers specifically to animation from Japan or a Japanese animation style often characterized by colourful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes. This volume is a fine Japonisme example of how Japanese art has influenced the art scene, anime, and comic illustration and leads perfectly into 'Kyōsai Treatise on Painting, volume 2'. ⭐ Click 'add to cart' right now and order yours today!⭐

Yokai Tales

Author: D. C. McGannon
Publisher: Incendia Books
ISBN: 9780986145872
Size: 42.68 MB
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Join us for The Monster Guys Podcast!These stories were originally shared through our Yokai Podcast episodes (part of The Monster Guys Podcast), followed by a brief discussion about each yokai. We continue to share original and classic stories from the rich tradition of Japanese folklore each month.We also share in an ongoing conversation about monsters, folklore, and mythology in general. As well, we journey to far-off lands through our Faerie Tales Podcast episodes (also part of The Monster Guys Podcast), and explore the folklore and mythology of the Fae-folk through story each month.Subscribe to The Monster Guys Podcast through iTunes, Stitcher and many other places where you can download your favorite podcasts.You can also find us at or:On FACEBOOK.COM/THEMONSTERGUYSOn TWITTER.COM/THEMONSTERGUYSOn INSTAGRAM: THEMONSTERGUYSD.C. & C. Michael McGannon, a.k.a., The Monster Guys

Author: 湯本豪一
ISBN: 9784756243379
Size: 35.44 MB
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In the Edo period (1603-1868), many artists, such as Hokusai Katsushika or Kuniyoshi Utagawa, created their works of featuring Yokai inspired by folklore or their own ideas. Yokai have attracted the artists and have been a common theme in art works until these days because of their unique forms and their mysterious behaviors. This would be an attractive book for Yokai beginners and established Yokai fans, and would be also a valuable source for designers and illustrators. Most of the items that will be featured in the book come from personal collections by Koichi Yumoto, who has the largest Yokai collection in Japan. He comments on the history of Yokai and explains about the items in the book