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Historical Dictionary of Japanese Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Japanese Cinema Book
Author : Jasper Sharp
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
Release : 2011-10-13
ISBN : 0810875411
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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The cinema of Japan predates that of Russia, China, and India, and it has been able to sustain itself without outside assistance for over a century. Japanese cinema's long history of production and considerable output has seen films made in a variety of genres, including melodramas, romances, gangster movies, samurai movies, musicals, horror films, and monster films. It has also produced some of the most famous names in the history of cinema: Akira Kurosawa, Hayao Miyazaki, Beat Takeshi, Toshirô Mifune, Godzilla, The Ring, Akira, Rashomon, and Seven Samurai. The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Cinema is an introduction to and overview of the long history of Japanese cinema. It aims to provide an entry point for those with little or no familiarity with the subject, while it is organized so that scholars in the field will also be able to use it to find specific information. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, and appendixes of films, film studios, directors, and performers. The cross-referenced dictionary entries cover key films, genres, studios, directors, performers, and other individuals. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Japanese cinema.

Dungeons Drawings

Dungeons   Drawings Book
Author : Blanca Martínez de Rituerto,Joe Sparrow
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2019-11-12
ISBN : 1524860220
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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An illustrated encyclopedia of the best monsters from around the world, for fantasy fans and Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts. Whether they’re beasts, spirits, demons, or even aliens, most fantasy worlds are filled with monsters. Some are harmless—many more are deadly. Luckily for the discerning adventurer, this book is here to help distinguish between the two. Animators Blanca Martinez de Riuerro and Joe Sparrow have compiled three volumes of their popular series into one deluxe edition. Each creature comes with a full-color illustration, a set of simplified statistics, a description, and a history section indicating its folkloric history and the scientific phenomena that may have influenced its creation. With creatures like the Archdevil, Dryad, Fire Bat, Gold Dragon, Smoke Devil, Bomb Plant, Ettin, and Spirit Fox, any tabletop player will find the perfect creature for their next campaign.


Yurei Book
Author : Zack Davisson
Publisher : Chin Music Press Inc.
Release : 2015-07-13
ISBN : 0988769352
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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An eerie yet insightful exploration into the phenomenon of yurei, or Japanese ghosts, both past and present.

The Japanese Filmography

The Japanese Filmography Book
Author : Stuart Galbraith
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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This book looks at Japanese films released in the United States in theaters or on video and the important actors, directors, producers and technical personnel involved in them.

Horror and Science Fiction Films

Horror and Science Fiction Films Book
Author : Donald C. Willis
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 37,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Download Horror and Science Fiction Films book written by Donald C. Willis and published by with total hardcover pages 624 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films

The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films Book
Author : Salvador Jimenez Murguía
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2016-07-29
ISBN : 1442261676
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films covers virtually every horror film made in Japan from the past century to date. In addition to entries on productions, both major and modest, this encyclopedia also includes entries for notable directors, producers, and actors. Each film entry includes comprehensive details, situates the film in the context and history of Japanese horror cinema, and includes brief suggestions for further reading. Although emphasizing horror as a general theme, this encyclopedia also encompasses other genres that are associated with this theme, including Comedy Horror, Science Fiction Horror, Cyber-punk Horror, Ero Guru (Erotic Grotesque), and Anime Horror. The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films is a comprehensive reference volume that will appeal to both cinema scholars as well as to the many fans of this popular genre.

Haunted Japan

Haunted Japan Book
Author : Catrien Ross
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Release : 2020-09-01
ISBN : 1462921337
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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"A delightfully creepy telling of Japanese ghost stories. Japanese folklore is abundant with tales of ghostly creatures and the supernatural. In Haunted Japan, author Catrien Ross reveals the legends that have been passed down for generations and continue to terrify us today. To research this book on the country's ghosts, demons and paranormal phenomena, Ross collected accounts from across Japan including: Sacred Mount Osore, a Japanese gateway to the land of the dead, where people gather to contact those who have passed on The Tokyo grave of the samurai Taira no Masakado, where passersby regularly witnessed his ghost until prayers finally laid him to rest The mummified remains of the monk Tetsumonkai at the Churenji Temple on Mount Yudono--a place where bizarre happenings are common The ruins of Hachioji Castle in Tokyo, which was abandoned for many years because of its many hauntings The result is an unparalleled insight into the dark corners of the Japanese psyche--a world filled with horrifying creatures including Oni (demons with fierce and ghastly appearances), Yurei (Japanese ghosts who inhabit the world of the living), and Yokai (supernatural monsters). The book also includes several traditional Japanese legends, concluding with two of the most famous ghost stories--that of the wronged wife Oiwa and the tale of the Peony Lantern. This book is richly illustrated with 32 pages of full-color prints of frightening ghosts and legendary creatures from Japan's shadowy past. Haunted Japan is the ideal book for anyone interested in exploring the darker side of Japanese history."

Yokai Stories

Yokai Stories Book
Author : Zack Davisson
Publisher : Chin Music Press
Release : 2020-09-01
ISBN : 1634059158
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Bookworm Akira has read about the conniving ways of Yokai, but when he trips over one along a forest path, he decides to help the creature back to its murky water home. A challenge ensues involving Akira’s beloved grandmother, a pizza-producing hammer, and a crunchy cucumber. Haunting illustrations of the Yokai accompany 17 original stories.


Kitaro Book
Author : Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher : Drawn & Quarterly
Release : 2021-03-17
ISBN : 1770464832
File Size : 36,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Meet one of Japan's most popular characters of all time—Kitaro, the one-eyed monster boy Meet Kitaro. He’s just like any other boy, except for a few small differences: he only has one eye, his hair is an antenna that senses paranormal activity, his geta sandals are jet-powered, and he can blend into his surroundings like a chameleon. Oh, and he’s a yokai (spirit monster)! With all the offbeat humor of an Addams Family story, Kitaro is a lighthearted romp in which the bad guys always get what’s coming to them. Kitaro is bestselling manga-ka Shigeru Mizuki’s most famous creation. The Kitaro series was inspired by a kamishibai, or storycard theater, entitled Kitaro of the Graveyard. Mizuki began work on his interpretation of Kitaro in 1959. Originally the series was intended for boys, but once it was picked up by the influential Shonen magazine it quickly became a cultural landmark for young and old alike. Kitaro inspired half a dozen TV shows, plus numerous video games and films, and his cultural importance cannot be overstated. Presented to North American audiences for the first time in this lavish format, Mizuki’s photo-realist landscapes and cartoony characters blend the eerie with the comic. Translated from the Japanese by Jocelyne Allen.

Kaibyo the Supernatural Cats of Japan

Kaibyo  the Supernatural Cats of Japan Book
Author : Zack Davisson
Publisher : Mercuria Press
Release : 2021-09-07
ISBN : 9781634059183
File Size : 29,7 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Woodblock prints, essays, and translations scratch to light the secret lives of Japan's mythological felines.

Japanese Demon Lore

Japanese Demon Lore Book
Author : Noriko T. Reider
Publisher : University Press of Colorado
Release : 2010-09-30
ISBN : 0874217946
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Oni, ubiquitous supernatural figures in Japanese literature, lore, art, and religion, usually appear as demons or ogres. Characteristically threatening, monstrous creatures with ugly features and fearful habits, including cannibalism, they also can be harbingers of prosperity, beautiful and sexual, and especially in modern contexts, even cute and lovable. There has been much ambiguity in their character and identity over their long history. Usually male, their female manifestations convey distinctivly gendered social and cultural meanings. Oni appear frequently in various arts and media, from Noh theater and picture scrolls to modern fiction and political propaganda, They remain common figures in popular Japanese anime, manga, and film and are becoming embedded in American and international popular culture through such media. Noriko Reiderýs book is the first in English devoted to oni. Reider fully examines their cultural history, multifaceted roles, and complex significance as "others" to the Japanese.

The Japanese Myths A Guide to Gods Heroes and Spirits

The Japanese Myths  A Guide to Gods  Heroes and Spirits Book
Author : Joshua Frydman
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
Release : 2022-07-05
ISBN : 0500777357
File Size : 27,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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An illustrated guide to the fantastic world of Japanese myths: retelling the stories and exploring how Japanese mythology has changed over time, as new gods, heroes, and spirits have entered the canon. While people around the world love Japan’s cultural exports—from manga and anime to Zen—not everyone is familiar with Japan’s unique mythology that shapes these interests, which is enriched by Shinto, Buddhism, and regional folklore. The Japanese Myths is a smart and succinct guide to the rich tradition of Japanese mythology, from the earliest recorded legends of Izanagi and Izanami with their divine offspring and the creation of Japan, to medieval tales of vengeful ghosts, through to the modern-day reincarnation of ancient deities as the heroes of mecha anime. Mythology remains a living, evolving part of Japanese society. The ways in which the people of Japan understand their myths are very different today even from a century ago, let alone over a millennium into the past. This volume not only retells these ancient stories but also considers their place within the patterns of Japanese religions, culture, and history, helping readers understand the deep links between past and present in Japan, and the ways these myths live and grow. Author Joshua Frydman takes the very earliest written myths in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki as his starting point, and from there traces Japan’s mythology through to post-war State Shinto, the rise of the manga industry in the 1960s, J-horror, and modern-day myths. Frydman ties in reinventions and retellings of myths that are present across all genres of contemporary Japanese culture, from its auteur cinema to renowned video games such as Okami. This book is for anyone interested in Japan and Japanese exports, as knowing its myths allows readers to understand and appreciate its culture in a new light.

Soseki Natsume s I Am A Cat The Manga Edition

Soseki Natsume s I Am A Cat  The Manga Edition Book
Author : Soseki Natsume
Publisher : Tuttle Publishing
Release : 2021-09-28
ISBN : 1462922392
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Japan's beloved literary masterpiece brought to life in manga form! Soseki Natsume's comic masterpiece, I Am a Cat, satirizes the foolishness of upper-middle-class Japanese society in early 20th century Tokyo. Written with biting wit and sardonic perspective, it follows the whimsical adventures of a rather cynical stray kitten. He finds his way into the home of an English teacher, where his running commentary on the follies and foibles of the people around him has been making readers laugh for more than a century. This is the very first manga edition in English of this classic piece of Japanese literature. The story lends itself well to a graphic novel format, allowing readers to pick up on the more subtle cues of the expressive cat, while also being immersed in the world of his perceptive narration. It is true to classic manga form, and is read back to front. The cast of characters includes: Kushami--His master, who is not good at his job and quite stupid The Kenedas--A conceited couple with a spoiled daughter Meitei--Kushami's friend who is fond of jokes and tall tales A group of local cats including lovely Mikeko, and violent Kuro Beautifully illustrated by Japanese artist Chiroru Kobato, this edition provides a visual, entertaining look at a unique period in Japan's history--filled with cultural and societal changes, rapid modernization and a feeling of limitless possibility--through the eyes of an unlikely narrator.

Reference Guide to Fantastic Films

Reference Guide to Fantastic Films Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 24,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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A collection of fantasy, science fiction, and horror films in various languages listed in title order referencing the crew for each production. For the purpose of this work, fantastic films are defined as those motion pictures depicting or strongly implying significant exceptions to man's conception of natural reality.

Satoshi Kon s Opus

Satoshi Kon s Opus Book
Author : Satoshi Kon
Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
Release : 2014-12-09
ISBN : 1630081582
File Size : 34,5 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue) died tragically young in 2010 at the age of forty-six. But before he became a director, he was a manga artist, and Dark Horse is honored to remember Kon with the release of Satoshi Kon’s OPUS, an omnibus collection of a two-volume manga from 1996, created by Kon on the eve of his first film. OPUS contains the mastery of both realism and surrealism that would make Kon famous in Perfect Blue, as a manga artist planning a shocking surprise ending to his story gets literally pulled into his own work—to face for himself what he had planned for his characters! * Satoshi Kon was a Time magazine 2010 Person of the Year. * Kon was eulogized by director Darren Aronofsky. * Kon was a chief assistant to Katsuhiro Otomo on the Akiramanga.

The Book of Yokai

The Book of Yokai Book
Author : Michael Dylan Foster
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2015-01-14
ISBN : 0520271017
File Size : 26,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Monsters, ghosts, fantastic beings, and supernatural phenomena of all sorts haunt the folklore and popular culture of Japan. Broadly labeled yokai, these creatures come in infinite shapes and sizes, from tengu mountain goblins and kappa water spirits to shape-shifting foxes and long-tongued ceiling-lickers. Currently popular in anime, manga, film, and computer games, many yokai originated in local legends, folktales, and regional ghost stories. Drawing on years of research in Japan, Michael Dylan Foster unpacks the history and cultural context of yokai, tracing their roots, interpreting their meanings, and introducing people who have hunted them through the ages. In this delightful and accessible narrative, readers will explore the roles played by these mysterious beings within Japanese culture and will also learn of their abundance and variety through detailed entries, some with original illustrations, on more than fifty individual creatures. The Book of Yokai provides a lively excursion into Japanese folklore and its ever-expanding influence on global popular culture. It also invites readers to examine how people create, transmit, and collect folklore, and how they make sense of the mysteries in the world around them. By exploring yokai as a concept, we can better understand broader processes of tradition, innovation, storytelling, and individual and communal creativity. Ê

The Complete Guide to Acupuncture and Acupressure

The Complete Guide to Acupuncture and Acupressure Book
Author : Masaru Toguchi,Frank Z. Warren
Publisher : Outlet
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Compendium of information on the history, practice and technique, and scientific basis of the ancient Chinese practices of acupuncture and acupressure.

Japandemonium Illustrated

Japandemonium Illustrated Book
Author : Toriyama Sekien
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Release : 2017-01-17
ISBN : 0486818756
File Size : 22,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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First English publication of all four of Sekien's masterworks: The Illustrated Demons' Night Parade, More Illustrated Demons from Past and Present, Even More Demons from Past and Present, and An Idle Horde of Things.

Cats in Spring Rain

Cats in Spring Rain Book
Author : Aya Kusch
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2022-05-10
ISBN : 1797213385
File Size : 38,6 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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This delightful little book pays homage to the cat through artfully curated Japanese poetry and prints. No one captures the graces and idiosyncrasies of cats quite like the painters, printmakers, and haiku masters of Japan. From the Edo to the Showa period, many artists turned their gaze toward an unlikely subject: their small feline companions. Closely observed portraits in words ad ink elevate the everyday adventures of cats: taking a nap on a Buddha statue's lap, daintily eating a rice ball, courting the neighbor's cat. This curated collection of poems, prints, and paintings will leave you inspired to cultivate the serenity and wonder embodied by these creators—and by the cats themselves. Presented as a sweet, jacketed paperback with thoughtful design touches, this volume includes each poem in both English and Japanese. THE ORIGINAL CAT LOVERS: Centuries before the emergence of cat memes and cat cafes, Japanese artists and writers perfected the practice of feline reverence. Cats played pivotal roles in folklore; they were the protectors of scriptures and symbols of good luck and wealth. They also proved to be a wonderful source of creative inspiration. This little compendium showcases Japan's rich cultural heritage. UNIQUE GIFT: Surprise your cat-loving friends and family with this unusual twist on the cat-themed gift. PERFECT FOR POETRY LOVERS: Whether they came to poetry through the works of Instagram poets, or have been reading the classics for decades, any lover of verse will enjoy this thoughtfully curated collection. The writers featured include Bashō, Chiyo-ni, Issa, Shiki, and more—all icons of the haiku form. ENCHANTING ART: Hokusai, Hiroshige, Yoshitoshi, and more: These artists masterfully captured the personalities of cats and their humans. These images, with their delicate lines and soothing colors, have endured through time to bring us quiet joy. Perfect for: • Cat lovers • Poets and poetry readers • Artists and art lovers • Anyone who appreciates Japan's arts and culture


Kites Book
Author : Scott Skinner,Tal Streeter
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780500279427
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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Briefly looks at the history of Japanese kites, describes the development of local designs, and shows a variety of Japanese kite styles

Auspicious Animals

Auspicious Animals Book
Author : Jun'ichi Uchiyama
Publisher : Pie International
Release : 2021-09-07
ISBN : 9784756254290
File Size : 28,9 Mb
Language : Ennglish


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The world of mythical creatures born from human imagination. Many imaginary animals believed to be auspicious symbols of good fortune originated in ancient China. The most famous ones are the "Big Four" the Winged Dragon, the Chinese Phoenix, Qilin (a hooved chimeric creature) and the Spirit Turtle. There are many more, not only from China, but also from Japan and other regions around the world. This book showcases illustrated artworks, along with sculptures and applied arts, featuring these good omens. The collection, totaling around 240 pieces, is accompanied by rich, enjoyable and approachable text by Jun'ichi Uchiyama, a professor at Miyagi Gakuin Women's University.