Title: Tales of Japan
Author’s Name: Kotaro Chiba
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Genre: Japan Literature
Page Count: 168 Pages
ISBN: 1452174466 (ISBN13: 9781452174464)
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How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
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.
• Striking illustrations by contemporary Japanese artist Kotaro Chiba
• Special gift edition features an embossed, textured case with metallic gold ink, and a satin ribbon page marker
Fans of Celtic Tales, Ghostly Tales, and Japanese Notebooks will love this book.
This book is ideal for:
• Fans of fairytales, folklore, or ghost stories
• Anyone interested in Japan’s history and culture
• People of Japanese heritage
• Collectors of illustrated classics
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. There are some very interesting tales and stories included in this book. I enjoy reading myths and folklore from all over the world but I have been very into the ones from Japan. I am not sure why but they are some eerie ones in here. They are worth the shivers that they have invoked in me. That is the kind of things that I am really into and it makes me feel alive. Another thing I have to say is that the illustrations in this book are beyond amazing. I think they would make cool wall hangings.
My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars