Yokai

by Ringo Yoshida
Yokai
  • ISBN-13: 9781840683356
  • Author(s): Ringo Yoshida
  • Subject: Oriental art
  • Publisher: Black Gas Publishing
  • Imprint: Shinbaku
  • Publication Date: 31-01-2019
  • Format: p/b

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£22.95
This book collects more than one hundred 19th century Japanese woodblock prints whose subject matter covers the entire spectrum of the supernatural and the outlandish. The selection of works is also limited to the triptych format, which gave artists the freedom to express their phantasies as narratives in a kinetic, detailed image frame. The work of over twenty different artists is featured, spread over five different categories - kaiju (strange beasts, yurei (ghosts), oni (demons), juryoku (mystic forces), and yojutsu (black magic). The book also has a special section for yakusha-e, prints directly depicting supernatural scenes from the kabuki theatre.
About the book

This book collects more than one hundred 19th century Japanese woodblock prints whose subject matter covers the entire spectrum of the supernatural and the outlandish. The selection of works is also limited to the triptych format, which gave artists the freedom to express their phantasies as narratives in a kinetic, detailed image frame. The work of over twenty different artists is featured, spread over five different categories - kaiju (strange beasts, yurei (ghosts), oni (demons), juryoku (mystic forces), and yojutsu (black magic). The book also has a special section for yakusha-e, prints directly depicting supernatural scenes from the kabuki theatre.