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Coming April 30, 2024

The Book of Japanese Folklore: An Encyclopedia of the Spirits, Monsters, and Yōkai of Japanese Myth offers a captivating exploration of legendary creatures and mythical heroes, offering insights into their origins, cultural significance, folktales, and their lasting impact on contemporary entertainment.

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“Welcome to The Book of Japanese Folklore: a fascinating journey through Japan’s folklore through profiles of the legendary creatures and beings who continue to live on in pop culture today.

From the sly kitsune to the ogreish oni and mischievous shape-shifting tanuki, learn all about the origins of these fantastical and mythical creatures. With information on their cultural significance, a retelling of a popular tale tied to that particular yokai, and how it’s been spun into today’s popular culture, this beautifully illustrated tome teaches you about the stories and histories of the beings that inspired characters in your favorite movies, anime, manga, and games.”

Pre-Order now and get a free audio short story, Thersa’s translation and retelling of the Japanese creepy folktale “The Wife Who Didn’t Eat” / “Kuwazu Nyōbō.”

Or visit the Simon and Schuster page for more information

Already Pre-Ordered? Email  thebookofjapanesefolklore(at) with a screen shot or the name of the local or indie bookseller you ordered from to claim your story.

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