A Compendium of Japanese Supernatural Animals
Published by: Chin Music Press Inc.
Imprint: Mercuria Press
Yokai Bestiary is an illustrated compendium of the beastly ghosts and supernatural animals that stalk the folklore of Japan. Tales of their often humorous antics as well as the horror they wreak on humanity are recounted by folklorist Zack Davisson and gorgeously illustrated with twenty original woodcut prints by Liv Rainey-Smith. Rainey-Smith uses traditional Japanese artist's representations as her inspiration, but interprets the creatures anew, in her own masterful woodcut style. This beautiful book presents ancient art and folklore as seen through a modern, yet historically informed, artist's lens. A gorgeous art book that will appeal to anyone interested in luscious art books, traditional woodcut art, supernatural animals and Japanese folklore.