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A goblin with no body and a monster with no face. A resourceful samurai and a faithful daughter. A spirit of the moon and a dragon king.

This collection of 15 traditional Japanese folktales transports readers to a time of adventure and enchantment. Drawn from the works of folklorists Lafcadio Hearn and Yei Theodora Ozaki, and featuring striking illustrations by contemporary Japanese artist Kotaro Chiba, these tales are terrifying, exhilarating, and poetic. 


This special gift edition features an embossed, textured case with metallic gold ink, and a satin ribbon page marker

This book is ideal for:

  • Fans of fairytales, folklore, or ghost stories
  • Anyone interested in Japan's history and culture
  • People of Japanese heritage
  • Collectors of illustrated classics

Tales of Japan Illustrated by Kotaro Chiba

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  • Format: Hardback Gift Edition

    ISBN: 9781452174464

    Publisher: Chronicle Books

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