Since ancient times, the Japanese have lived with superstitions of
strange presences and phenomena known as "yōkai," creating a
culture by turns infused with unease, fear, and divinity. Tsukimono
spirit possessions. Fearsome kappa, oni, and tengu. Yamauba crones.
Ghostly yūrei. Otherworldy ijin...Where did they come from? Why do
they remain so popular? Written by Japan's premier scholar of yōkai
and strange tales, this book is both an introduction... more...