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Yokai are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. Yokai have attracted the artists and have been a common theme in art works until these days because of their unique forms and their mysterious behaviours. This book is a visual collection of art works of Yokai in Japan since the Edo period (1603 - 1868). The works are not only paintings but also wood block pr Yokai are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. Yokai have attracted the artists and have been a common theme in art works until these days because of their unique forms and their mysterious behaviours. This book is a visual collection of art works of Yokai in Japan since the Edo period (1603 - 1868). The works are not only paintings but also wood block prints, ceramics, kimonos, children's playthings such as board games, and more. All items that are featured in the book come from personal collections by Koichi Yumoto, who has the largest Yokai art collection in Japan.


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Yokai are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. Yokai have attracted the artists and have been a common theme in art works until these days because of their unique forms and their mysterious behaviours. This book is a visual collection of art works of Yokai in Japan since the Edo period (1603 - 1868). The works are not only paintings but also wood block pr Yokai are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. Yokai have attracted the artists and have been a common theme in art works until these days because of their unique forms and their mysterious behaviours. This book is a visual collection of art works of Yokai in Japan since the Edo period (1603 - 1868). The works are not only paintings but also wood block prints, ceramics, kimonos, children's playthings such as board games, and more. All items that are featured in the book come from personal collections by Koichi Yumoto, who has the largest Yokai art collection in Japan.

30 review for Yokai Museum: The Art of Japanese Supernatural Beings from YUMOTO Koichi collection (Japanese and English Edition)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Mia Lee Libros

    Excelente compilación del arte Yokai. Si eres amante de la cultura y arte de Japón, entonces no puedes perderte esta joya. Con explicaciones detalladas de cada ilustración y traducción de calidad.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Mad

    Beautiful book. I would have appreciated more information & historical context, but it stands up as an art collection.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    Beautiful book. Gorgeous illustrations.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Lewonczyk

    A beautiful collection of supernatural-related Japanese prints, paintings, scrolls, ephemera and more. Not a tremendous amount of historical or contextual detail, but a real visual treasure trove for anyone interested in this kind of thing.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Bill

    Interesting and unusual sample of a different kind of traditional Japanese art: wonderful monsters and ghosts. See my brief review at http://www.interestingideas.com/updat... Interesting and unusual sample of a different kind of traditional Japanese art: wonderful monsters and ghosts. See my brief review at http://www.interestingideas.com/updat...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Pete Foley

    An excellent resource for original scrolls and beautiful reproductions of yōkai art.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa Favreau

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    Mihai Wilson

  24. 5 out of 5

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  25. 5 out of 5

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  27. 4 out of 5

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  28. 4 out of 5

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  29. 5 out of 5

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  30. 5 out of 5

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