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Yurei : The Japanese Ghost: Davisson, Zack: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Yurei : The Japanese Ghost
Yurei : The Japanese Ghost
Publisher : Chin Music Pr
Published Date : 2015/08
Binding : Hardcover
ISBN : 9780988769342

BookWeb Price : US$22.95
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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A33500000 A15406050
Place of Publication: United States
Textual Format: Pictorial Treatment
Academic Level: Extracurricular

"I lived in a haunted apartment." Zack Davisson opens this definitive work on Japan's ghosts, or yurei, with a personal tale about the spirit world. Eerie red marks on the apartment's ceiling kept Zack and his wife on edge. The landlord warned them not to open a door in the apartment that led to nowhere. "Our Japanese visitors had no problem putting a name to it ...they would sense the vibes of the place, look around a bit and inevitably say 'Ahhh ...yurei ga deteru.' There is a yurei here." Combining his lifelong interest in Japanese tradition and his personal experiences with these vengeful spirits, Davisson launches an investigation into the origin, popularization, and continued existence of yurei in Japan. Juxtaposing historical documents and legends against contemporary yurei-based horror films such as The Ring, Davisson explores the persistence of this paranormal phenomenon in modern day Japan and its continued spread throughout the West. Zack Davisson is a translator, writer, and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. He is the translator of Mizuki Shigeru's Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan and a translator and contributor to Kitaro.He also worked as a researcher and on-screen talent for National Geographic's TV special Japan: Lost Souls of Okinawa. He writes extensively about Japanese ghost stories at his website,

Introduction Ghosts and YureiChapter 1 The Ghost of OyukiChapter 2 The Rule of the DeadChapter 3 Ghosts of Love, Ghosts of HateChapter 4 The Ghost of OkikuChapter 5 Tales of Moonlight and RainConclusionThe Persistence of YureiAppendixYurei Miscellanea