Yokai Picture Book
by: Shigeru Mizuki
Yokai Picture Book by Shigeru Mizuki / ISBN 9784065127469 / 366-page paperback, about 4 x 6 inches, published by Kodansha / the text is in Japanese, but it is fully illustrated
A pint-size collection of 333 Japanese ghosts and goblins by Japan’s grand master of yokai comics.
“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.