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Tales of the Sunrise Lands

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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.

- An itinerant monk and his animal companion follow an evil wind to a desolate village.

- An onmyoeji astrologer investigates the murder of a man who held secrets of the Imperial family.

-The god's gift of good luck is accompanied by an invisible cat.

-The daughter of a fallen samurai is drawn back into her violent past to defend a village from attacking ronin.

-A little girl is caught between a mischievous fox and a talking fish.

18 stories of magical Japan, by: Mike Adamson, Stewart C Baker, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, Jaap Boekestein, Evan Dicken, Alice Dryden, Harry Elliot, Steven Grassie, Alison Akiko McBain, Marta Murvosh, Kirstie Olley, Richard Parks, Frances Pauli, TS Rhodes, Douglas Smith, Lyn Thorne-Adler, Josh Wagner, Will Weisser.

295 pages, Paperback

Published June 1, 2017

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October 1, 2017
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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February 23, 2019
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.
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