Folk Legends from Tono takes readers on a magical tour through the psychic landscape of the Japanese spirit world that was a part of its oral folk tradition for centuries. Morse's insightful interpretation of the tales, his rich cultural annotations, and the evocative original illustrations make this book unforgettable.
Yanagita Kunio (1875-1962) was the founder of Japanese folklore studies. Sasaki Kizen (1886-1933) was a native of Tono and an avid collector of folk legends. Together they compiled and published The Legends of Tono in Japanese. Ronald A. Morse was Terasaki Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently a director of the Sangikyo Corporation.
Winner of 42nd Tono Citizen's Culture Award 2015.
Rowman & Littlefield
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1 Maps; 2 Halftones, black and white; 40 Illustrations, black and white