Yokai are the mischievous and sometimes malevolent supernatural monsters and spirits in Japanese folklore. They personify unexplained phenomena, both bringing good and ill fortune. Yokai were abundant in literature in ancient times, and by the Medieval time period, visual depictions in scroll paintings, or emakimono, started to appear. Modern artists have been inspired by historical paintings, placing classical yokai alongside modern yokai to develop a new story line.
Includes guide to all yokai pictured inside. Measures 5" x 7 1/2". Cover designs may vary.