Yokai Storyland: Illustrated Books from the Yumoto Koichi Collection
This is the third title from famous Yokai art collector Yumoto Koichi. In this edition the focus is on the illustrated books which featured the supernatural beings, spirits and demons (Yokai) and presents us with some very rare, never-before-seen materials. The spreads of these rare books are presented and annotated in both Japanese and English, shedding some light on the stories behind the images.
Chosen from the 4,000+ items which make up the Yumoto Koichi collection, the books covers Yokai stories of the Edo and Meiji periods, sheds light on Jinmen Zoshi, a peculiar manga from the period (with pages reproduced in full) and provides an encyclopedia of 15 characters from the stories.