Sunday, November 27, 2011

Another yokai book is out.

While poking around in the iTunes store, rather than doing what I should be working on, I found a small book by Mizuki Shigeru. Specifically his Mujara: The Encyclopedia of Japanese Yokai Illustrations and Episodes published by Softgarage.

This is the only one of Mizuki's many yokai related works in this one page per entry format to be translated into English. While the book is limited to 40 yokai the illustrations are delightful and the text informative. The price is also very low at $4.99.

If you like yokai, or are just interested in things supernatural and folklore you should check this one out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amazon is listing Nonnonba by Shigeru Mizuki, "a poetic memoir detailing his interest in yokai", to be published by Drawn and Quarterly on March 27. This is its first time in English.