Something Wicked from Japan: Ghosts, Demons And Yokai in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces
This book contains 70 Yurei (ghosts), Oni (demons), Kaijin (sorcerers) and Yokai (supernatural monsters) with a basic introduction to each creature’s story in J/E bilingual text. These phantoms and monsters are described vividly in 120 Ukiyo-e art pieces, all created by great masters such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi and so on, giving readers a clear and terrifying image of what such supernatural figures might look like. These images have been passed down through the years, and many art genres in Japan today, including manga and games, are heavily influenced by them.
This is the best reference book for Japanese art lovers, folk culture lovers, as well as Japanese pop-culture lovers. It also offers fresh ideas for those searching for new inspirations for tattoo art and design.
Artists: Hokusai Katsushika / Hiroshige Utagawa
Author: Ei Nakau
Publisher: PIE International
Page Count: 240pp
Size: 7.25 x 9
Notes: paperback, color, Japanese Edition, Japanese & English text
Release Date: July 1, 2017