Tales of Japan: Traditional Stories of Monsters and Magic
A goblin with no body and a monster with no face. A resourceful samurai and a faithful daughter. A spirit of the moon and a dragon king. This collection of 15 traditional Japanese folktales transports readers to a time of adventure and enchantment. Drawn from the works of folklorists Lafcadio Hearn and Yei Theodora Ozaki, these tales are by turns terrifying, exhilarating, and poetic. The striking illustrations are by contemporary Japanese artist Kotaro Chiba.
Japan is renowned for preservation of traditions and meticulous craftmanship, both of which are showcased in MIM’s two Japan displays in the Asia Gallery, featuring instruments of religious rituals and traditional theater forms.
164 pages; 7.5 x 9 inches; hardcover