Tales of Japan - Traditional Stories of Monsters and Magic

Chronicle Books


Tales of Japan: Traditional Stories of Monsters and Magic, illustrated by Kotaro Chiba / ISBN 9781452174464 / 168-page hardcover from Chronicle Books


A goblin with no body and a monster with no face. A resourceful samurai and a faithful daughter. A spirit of the moon and a dragon king.

This collection of 15 traditional Japanese folktales transports readers to a time of adventure and enchantment. Drawn from the works of folklorists Lafcadio Hearn and Yei Theodora Ozaki, these tales are by turns terrifying, exhilarating, and poetic.

• Striking illustrations by contemporary Japanese artist Kotaro Chiba

• Special gift edition features an embossed, textured case with metallic gold ink, and a satin ribbon page marker

• Part of the popular Tales series, featuring Nordic Tales and others

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