Yokai Picture Book by Shigeru Mizuki

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A pocket-sized, all-color encyclopedia of yokai. Over 300 ultra-precise yokai drawn by Shigeru Mizuki are featured in full color!

Chapter 1 “Popular Yokai”
Akaname, Azuki Arai, Abura Sumashi, Ittan-momen, Kappa, and others

Chapter 2 “Yokai Depicted in Human-like Forms”
Ashi Dori Te Dori, Iyami, Oni, Zunbera-bou, Nobia-gari, and others

Chapter 3 “Yokai Depicted in Animal-like Forms”
Aka ei, Ushioni, Kyubi no Kitsune, Sunekosuri, Tsuchigumo, and others

Chapter 4 “Yokai Depicted in Forms Combining Humans and Animals”
Amabie, Iso Onna, Iwana Bozu, Karasu Tengu, Satori, and others

Chapter 5 “Yokai Possessing Objects”
Unkai Kyō, Oboroguruma, Kanabō, Binbōgami, Mokugyo Daruma, and others

Chapter 6 “Yokai of Flames”
Ubaga, Enraenra, Onibi, Kumo Bi, Nobi, Bake Bi, and others

Chapter 7 “Yokai Depicted in Forms of Natural Objects”
Ike no Ma, Kosokoso Iwa, Kodama, Tankororin, Nanja Monja, and others

Release Date:
July, 2018

Author profile

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 701 g

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