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Japanese Gods & Myths (Ancient Cultures)

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Thousands of years old, the ancient tales illustrated in these five titles have exercised a spellbinding fascination for centuries, inspiring artists, composers and writers. Illustrated throughout with full-color art inspired by myths and legends
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published 1999 by Booksales
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May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lepa, slikovita i lagana knjiga o japanskj mitologiji. Rasterećujuća i opuštajuća knjiga, više kao neki vodič kroz opšte upoznavanje sa kulturnom baštinom jedne zemlje.
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Dec 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
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This book provides a good overview of the myths and deities behind Japanese Shintoism and Buddhism. Much less challenging than reading Kojiki or Nihon-shiki! I found it both interesting and informative. It's also nicely illustrated. Recommended for anyone interested in the ancient roots of Japan.

Its four chapters are entitled:

1. The Roots of Religion
2. Creation Myths
3. Gods and Goddesses
4. Great Legend
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