Madhuri's Reviews > In Ghostly Japan: Spooky Stories with the Folklore, Superstitions and Traditions of Old Japan

In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn
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Mar 21, 2012

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bookshelves: japanese, short-stories
Read from March 22 to 31, 2012

This small book reads like a collection of traveler's notes. He dives into a mystic culture which has woven the supernatural into its system of beliefs. The collection of poetry and proverbs in the middle of the book make for most interesting reading. How Japanese capture profound longing and beauty in 13 words always impresses me deeply.
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Jigar Brahmbhatt His Kwaidan tales are also interesting. The horror movie based on the tales is moody, atmospheric, and elegant.

Madhuri I have seen the movie (I think it WAS on your recommendation) - and I did like the atmospheric feel. I also do have the book version on my phone which I am planning to get to in a couple of weeks. Want to give a little break to Japan which seems to be dominating my movie-watching right now :)

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