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Offline Wellington

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Book about japanese monsters, demons and creatures?
« on: November 27, 2020, 10:44:45 AM »
Hi!

Playing Test of Honour I become more and interessted in japanese mythologie. I got some of the usual fairy tale books writen by western writers in the 19. century,but I'm not really satiesfied.

For introducing some scary enemies to my brave Uesugi samurai I need more inspiration, with nice pictures!

Any advices for books?

Cheers

Wellington
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Re: Book about japanese monsters, demons and creatures?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2020, 10:55:53 AM »
This chap has some good artwork.

http://matthewmeyer.net/

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Book about japanese monsters, demons and creatures?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2020, 11:01:48 AM »
The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons: A Field Guide to Japanese Yokai
By Matthew Meyer is a decent start. There are 2 more books in the Yokai series as well.
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Re: Book about japanese monsters, demons and creatures?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2020, 11:07:49 AM »
this is a pretty well put together post about about some fantasy gaming in Japan. https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=101026.0

Offline Wellington

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Re: Book about japanese monsters, demons and creatures?
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2020, 11:24:00 AM »
Thanks a lot! Fantastic links. I hope mky local book shop can order the books. I need all of them!

Offline Metternich

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Re: Book about japanese monsters, demons and creatures?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2020, 10:29:45 PM »
This is a fantastic (sorry for the pun) illustrated resource on Japanese folklore.  Contains a wealth of material:

http://yokai.com/

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Re: Book about japanese monsters, demons and creatures?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2020, 10:56:50 PM »
Not a book, but there's an older episode of Monster Talk that had a great discussion on Yokai, it might have been an interview with Meyer, but not sure.

A lot of the weird and monster and cryptid podcasts are ones that I haven't been able to really keep up with because of family who throw fits about having them on.

Offline Wellington

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Re: Book about japanese monsters, demons and creatures?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2020, 08:33:04 PM »
Just got the Night Parade of One Hundred Demons book! It fantastic with really beautiful pictures

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Book about japanese monsters, demons and creatures?
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2020, 02:26:38 AM »
Glade to here you like it.  :D

 

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