Legends of Japan

Legends of Japan

Hiroshi Naito


These twenty-two jap stories open to Western readers the area of delusion within the mythical literature of Japan—a international of ogres, monkeys, goblins, and priest, of spelling-casting and rescuing people.

Rich in type, Legends of Japan comprises stories of the supernatural, magic, and deities, in addition to stories of romance and intrigue. The vividness and aesthetic attraction of those tales is more advantageous through twenty-two woodblock prints from the studio of contemporary eastern illustrator Masahiko Nishin.

The stories are drawn from eastern masterpieces of the Heian (794-1185) and Kamakura (1192-1333) sessions. the sooner and major resource is 31-volume Konjaku Monogatari, a suite of stories of jap, chinese language and Indian foundation. the opposite resource is the miscellany Tsurezure Gusa, by way of Kento Yoshida, a monk of noble start who used to be good versed in eastern and chinese language literature. A reader's pride, those little books distills the colour and grace, the knowledge and humor of 2 nice treasuries of classical Asian literature.

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