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Over Christmas we watched Hayao Miyazaki's masterpiece of animation Spirited Away. I was overwhelmed by his visual vocabulary: so many monsters, ghosts, freaks, and demons! Where did he get all this? Nicholas Kiej'e's Japanese Grotesqueries (1973), a collection of woodblock prints that illustrates feudal Japan's fascination with ghosts and monsters, helps answer the question. For centuries Japanese artists have depicted the supernatural world in vivid, bloodcurdling imagery that continues to inf ...more
Jul 03, 2009 Noran Miss Pumkin rated it it was amazing
just scored this rare OOP on Ebay on a counter offer--been searching for a nice copy at a good price for a copuple years now--since I found out about the book! SO EXCITED!!! Cannot wait to read it!! :) Love my Japanese books!