Happiest of Wednesdays to all my readers and welcome to a new shiny Waiting on Wednesday! WHOO!
Today I am featuring a book I came across on a Dutch book-catalog/news site and I just KNEW I had to have it. Well, for now I still don’t have it because Amazon prices are a bit over the top at times, but I do want it. Badly. Hopefully for Halloween/Spooktober. So soon. Haha. The book I am featuring is called Strange Japanese Yokai by Kenji Murakami and is all about yokai. Backstories, illustrations, stories, history, and more. It sounds like a treat and I just LOVE reading books about Japan and things like supernatural? Are very high on top of things I would love to read about. I know that when an anime is about yokai/supernatural stuff I will check it out!
So wish me luck and hope with me that I am able to get it soon! And let me know in the comments if this is a book you would be interested in~
Strange Japanese Yokai assembles an extraordinary collection of mysterious creatures in every possible shape and size, each with their own unique back story. Some are well-known, others obscure. The one thing they share in common is that they are creepy and weird!
The 122 different Yokai described in this book
Yokai expert Kenji Murakami identifies each Yokai, explains the history, where they commonly appear, and their strange powers. The book is illustrated with hundreds of full-color drawings showcasing the fascinating features of these strange creatures. Every monster here, no matter how disgusting, is part of the rich cultural legacy of Japan.