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Kaibyo : The Supernatural Cats of Japan: Davisson, Zack: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Kaibyo : The Supernatural Cats of Japan
Kaibyo : The Supernatural Cats of Japan
Publisher : Chin Music Pr
Published Date : 2017/11
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781634059169

BookWeb Price : US$18.95
Kinokuniya Member price : US$17.05

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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A02302020 A74700000
Place of Publication: United States
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Review:
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An in-depth exploration of the sometimes charming, sometimes gruesome feline creatures and ghosts of Japan. Davisson illuminates the vast realm of kaibyo, or supernatural cats, with historical and modern cultural context. Lushly illustrated in full color with dozens of ukiyo-e prints and drawings. A must-have book for the Japanophile and cat-lover alike! First in a forthcoming series about the supernatural animals of Japan."Kaibyo The Supernatural Cats of Japan is an extremely diverting and stunningly produced celebration of the phantom feline in its myriad of manifestations--some alluring, others humorous and many outright terrifying. Award-winning translator, writer, lecturer, manga scholar, Japanese folklore expert and author of Yurei: The Japanese Ghost, Zach Davisson is the ideal guide to this furred and fanged underworld. An expertly researched and engagingly penned text is embellished by the inclusion of an intriguing selection of uncanny cat tales by other authors and centuries' old legends newly-translated by Mr. Davisson. The publishers must be congratulated for creating a book of extraordinary lavishness. Although a paperback release, no expense has been spared in an exquisitely-designed book brimming with a toothsome array of full-color artwork reproductions."review by Scot D. Ryersson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino, co-authors of Infinite Variety: The Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati and The Marchesa Casati: Portraits of a MuseZack Davisson is an award-winning translator, writer, and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. He is the author of Yurei: The Japanese Ghost (Chin Music Press), translator of Eisner Award-winning and Harvey-nominated Shigeru Mizuki's Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan, and a 2014 nominee of the Japanese-US Friendship Commission Translation Prize. Other translation works include the famous folklore comic Kitaro (Drawn and Quarterly) and the works of Satoshi Kon (Dark Horse).

Contents
1. Supernatural Cats in Japan2. A Short History of Japanese Cats3. Bakeneko - The Changing Cat4. The Vampire Cat of Nabeshima (Story)5. Nekomata - The Split-tailed Cat6. Neko no Kai - The Cat Mystery (Story)7. Kasha - The Cat Demon8. The Cat's Grave (Story)9. The Bakeneko Prostitutes of Edo10. The Story of the Faithful Cat (Story)11. Neko Musume - The Cat Daughter12. The Story of the Cat Daughter (Story)13. Gotokoneko - The Trivet Cat14. The Boy Who Drew Cats (Story)15. Iriomote Oyamaneko - The Iriomote Great Mountain Cat