Shigeru Mizuki’s Yokai Picture Book

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The TV program “Shigeru Mizuki’s Yokai Picture Book,” created based on the various yokai paintings drawn by Shigeru Mizuki, the creator of “GeGeGe no Kitaro,” has been turned into a picture book. It features a grand gathering of 26 yokai!

【Popular Members of the Kitaro Family】
Sunakake Baba, Konaki Jiji, Ittan-momen, Nurikabe

【Famous Japanese Yokai】
Akaname, Azuki Arai, Amabie, Umibozu, Enraenra, Oshiroi Bettari, Kappa, Kijimuna, Kerakera Onna, Zashiki-warashi, Jikininki, Shiryo, Sunekosuri, Sodehiki Kozo, Tankororin, Tsukumogami, Tofu Kozo, Nurarihyon, Hitotsume Kozo, Buruburu, Betobeto-san, Mokumokuren

Release Date:
March, 2019

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Shigeru Mizuki

A manga artist, and a leading figure in yokai paintings and yokai research. Born in 1922, he grew up in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture. During the Pacific War, he was deployed to the fierce battleground of Rabaul, where he was bombed and lost his left arm. After returning from the war, he became a kamishibai artist, and later turned to rental manga. In 2003, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette. In 2007, he won the Best Comic Book Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival for “NonNonBa.” In 2010, he was recognized as a Person of Cultural Merit and honored as a Tottori Prefecture Honorary Citizen. He received the Will Eisner Award for Best Asian Work for “Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths” in 2012 and “Showa: A History of Japan” in 2015. He passed away on November 30, 2015, at the age of 93. Other notable works include “GeGeGe no Kitaro,” “Kappa no Sanpei,” and “Akuma-kun.”

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Weight 601 g

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