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Japan has long fascinated with its unique culture and elaborate folklore. This anthology collects fantasy stories inspired by the culture and literary traditions of Japan. From steadfast samurai and contemplative monks, to transforming animals, horrifying spirits and everyday objects come to life, these tales transport you to the magical world of the Sunrise Lands.

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Paperback, 295 pages
Published June 2017 by Guardbridge Books
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Alice
Oct 01, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: shorts, supernatural
Disclaimer: I have a story, 'Midway', in this anthology.

Lots of foxes in these tales, including mine, but you can never have too many foxes, right?

Most of my knowledge of Japanese folklore comes courtesy of Pokémon and Studio Ghibli, so I enjoyed getting a bit deeper into the mythology and superstition. Standouts were the cute 'Fireworks and Foxes' and the macabre 'Skull Pillow Diary'.
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I enjoyed this anthology. My favourite story was the first one, Hanabi To Kitsune, the story of a girl who learns something interesting about herself when she "borrows" her grandmother's best kimono to wear to a festival. ...more
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