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Yurei: The Japanese Ghost: The Japanese Ghost
Published by Chin Music Press
Inspired by personal experiences with Japan's vengeful spirits, Davisson investigates the origins and legends of yurei.
I lived in a haunted apartment. Davisson opens this definitive work on Japan's ghosts, or yurei, with a personal tale about the spirit world. Shifting from anecdotes to deep research to translation of ancient ghost stories, he explores the persistence of yurei in modern Japan and their continued popularity throughout the West. Color images of yurei appear throughout the book.
Zack Davisson is an award-winning translator, writer, and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. He is the author of The Supernatural Cats of Japan (Chin Music Press), translator of Eisner Award-winning and Harvey-nominated Shigeru Mizuki's Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan, and a 2014 nominee of the Japanese-US Friendship Commission Translation Prize. Other translation works include the famous folklore comic Kitaro (Drawn and Quarterly) and the works of Satoshi Kon (Dark Horse).
Reviewer: Katja Rangsivek
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