Tales of Japan: Traditional Stories of Monsters and Magic (Hardcover)
A deluxe volume of 15 Japanese folk tales that is sure to impress any fan of cultural and mythological literature with impactful and stunning illustrations by contemporary Japanese artist Kotaro Chiba.
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 folk tales 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.
POPULAR SERIES: Designed for diehard fairy tale and folklore lovers, the Tales series gives new life to traditional stories. In addition to Tales of Japan, discover Ghostly Tales, Nordic Tales, Celtic Tales, Tales of India, Tales of East Africa, and more.
BEAUTIFUL GIFT: With its bold hardcover design, a satin ribbon page marker, and a striking full-page illustration for each story, Tales of Japan makes an impressive gift. Perfect for fans of fairy tales, ghost stories, Greek mythology, Roman mythology, Chinese mythology, Celtic mythology, and folklore and cultural studies from around the globe.
READERS LOVE IT: With hundreds of 5-star ratings, reviewers rave that this "absolutely delightful collection of traditional Japanese folktales" is "a must-have for folklore fans."
- Anyone interested in Japan's history and culture studies
- Collectors of illustrated classics or artfully designed books
- Readers who enjoy timeless stories, from the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm to Egyptian mythology to Greek classics
- Adding to the shelf alongside Stephen Fry’s Greek Mythology trilogy (Mythos, Heroes, Troy), Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology, or Madeline Miller's Circe and Song of Achilles
About the Author
Kotaro Chiba is an illustrator living in Niigata, Japan.
Holiday Gift Pick "Does anyone ever outgrow fairy tales? "Nordic Tales" and "Tales of Japan" are the latest installments in Chronicle's handsomely illustrated series of traditional folk stories. It's the sort of volume that will age with readers."