Yokai Museum : The Art of Japanese Supernatural Beings from Yumoto Koichi Collection
A collection of paintings, prints, ceramics and kimonos of Yokai - highlights from the Yokai Museum
Yokai are a class of supernatural monsters in Japanese folklore. Yokai have attracted the artists and have been a common theme in artworks until these days because of their unique forms and their mysterious behaviours. This book is a visual collection of artworks of Yokai in Japan since the Edo period (1603 - 1868). The works are not only paintings but also woodblock prints, ceramics, kimonos, children's playthings such as board games, and more. All items that are featured in the book come from personal collections by Koichi Yumoto, who has the largest Yokai art collection in Japan.
- Paperback: 304 pages | 272 colour illustration
- Date published: October 2013
- Language: Japanese
- ISBN: 978-4756243379
- Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 18.9 cm