Japandemonium Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopedias of Toriyama Sekien

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Japandemonium Illustrated The Yokai Encyclopedias of Toriyama Sekien Viral Book Sekien s original books photo reproduced with translated text and explanatory notes Japanese folklore abounds with bi

Japandemonium Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopedias of Toriyama Sekien Viral Book Sekien's original books photo-reproduced with translated text and explanatory notes.. Japanese folklore abounds with bizarre creatures collectively referred to as the yokai the ancestors of the monsters populating Japanese film, literature, manga, and anime Artist Toriyama Sekien 1712 88 was the first to compile illustrated encyclopedias detailing the appearances and habits of these creepy crawlies from myth and folklore Ever since their debut over twJapanese folklore abounds with bizarre creatures collectively referred to as the yokai the ancestors of the monsters populating Japanese film, literature, manga, and anime Artist Toriyama Sekien 1712 88 was the first to compile illustrated encyclopedias detailing the appearances and habits of these creepy crawlies from myth and folklore Ever since their debut over two centuries ago, the encyclopedias have inspired generations of Japanese artists Japandemonium Illustrated represents the very first time they have ever been available in English.This historically groundbreaking compilation includes complete translations of all four of Sekien s yokai masterworks the 1776 Gazu Hyakki Yagy The Illustrated Demon Horde s Night Parade , the 1779 Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki The Illustrated Demon Horde from Past and Present, Continued , the 1781 Konjaku Hyakki Sh More of the Demon Horde from Past and Present , and the 1784 Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro A Horde of Haunted Housewares The collection is complemented by a detailed introduction and helpful annotations for modern day readers.. A viral Ebook Japandemonium Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopedias of Toriyama Sekien These encyclopedias from the 1700s are still highly influential in yokai lore, but haven't been translated until now. While certainly worth the read, the translation/annotations, though thorough, sometimes feel a bit j complete at the same time. Still, if you're like me and are serious about researching yokai lore and history, this is a must-buy.

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  • Toriyama Sekien Matt Alt Hiroko Yoda Post author

    Pintor japon s cuyo verdadero nombre era Toyofusa Sano Es uno de los precursores del ukiyo e, un g nero de grabados realizados mediante xilograf a La obra art stica de Sekien se bas casi exclusivamente en la representaci n de monstruos y fantasmas sus yokai est n basados en textos tradiconales y en algunas pinturas y grabados previos La recopilaci n de Sekien est conformada por cuatro libros El desfile nocturno de los cien demonios ilustrados 1776 , Cien demonios ilustrados del presente y el pasado 1779 , Suplemento de los cien demonios del presente y el pasado 1780 y La bolsa de los cien utensilios aparecidos al azar 1784.

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  • These encyclopedias from the 1700s are still highly influential in yokai lore, but haven t been translated until now While certainly worth the read, the translation annotations, though thorough, sometimes feel a bit j complete at the same time Still, if you re like me and are serious about researching yokai lore and history, this is a must buy.


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