This beautiful paperback contains within 220 tales from medieval Japan. Tales of ghosts, demons, magical healers, emperors and saints abound inside, all translated into English by Royall Tyler, who makes the texts read effortlessly. With titles like 'The Grisly Box', 'The Tapeworm's Sad End' and 'The Dancing Mushroom', you know you're in for something a little unexpected.
Part of The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library, this edition was designed by Susan Mitchell and has a cover designed by Peter Mendelsund and Oliver Munday.
Size: 232 x 155mm (spine width 27mm)