Yokai Art Book
by: Shigeru Mizuki
Yokai Art Book by Shigeru Mizuki / ISBN 9784835455426 / 262-page hardback with slipcase, about 6.25 x 9 inches, published by Fukkan / the text is in Japanese, but it is fully illustrated
A lovely art-book-quality reprint of a 1970 collection. I would describe it as the collectible dream version of the little Yokai Picture Book collection I've been selling.
“Shigeru Mizuki resurrected Japan’s folk creatures as pop culture for the masses.”―Matt Alt, The New Yorker
Born March 8, 1922 in Sakaiminato, Tottori, Japan, Shigeru Mizuki is a specialist in stories of yokai and is considered a master of the genre. He is a member of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, and has traveled to more than sixty countries around the world to engage in fieldwork on the yokai and spirits of different cultures. He has been published in Japan, South Korea, France, Spain, Taiwan, and Italy. His award-winning works include Kitaro, Nonnonba, and Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths. Mizuki's four-part autobiography and historical portrait Showa: A History of Japan won an Eisner Award in 2015.