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Japanese Grotesqueries

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Black & white illustrations from paintings and sketches of the ghosts and demons of Japan's folk legends - a gallery of horror and humor. Introductory essay by Terence Barrow
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published February 1st 1973 by Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle
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Mar 25, 2009 Scott rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, 1970s, japan
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
Apr 07, 2011 Judson rated it it was amazing
The utter weirdness of Japanese folk belief is detailed in hundreds of prints, most of them hundreds of years old. Especially recommended for those who like Japanese horror films, such as Onibaba, Hausu, or any of the Yokai Monster movies.
Noran Miss Pumkin
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!
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Apr 18, 2013 Pio Perez rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, horror
Awesome book! truly expresses the uniqueness of Japanese Folkore,Occultism, Ghost stories, etc.
Dec 10, 2008 Lauren rated it it was amazing
I grew up with this picture book of woodcuts, sketches, & paintings of the Japanese occult. If you can find a used copy of this somewhere, you should grab it.
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