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Book Title: Yurei: The Japanese Ghost|
The author of the book: Zack Davisson
Edition: Chin Music Press Inc.
The size of the: 1.35 MB
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Date of issue: August 25th 2015
ISBN 13: 9780988769342
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"I lived in a haunted apartment." Zack Davisson opens this definitive work on Japan's ghosts, or yurei, with a personal tale about the spirit world. Eerie red marks on the apartment's ceiling kept Zack and his wife on edge. The landlord warned them not to open a door in the apartment that led to nowhere. "Our Japanese visitors had no problem putting a name to it . . . they would sense the vibes of the place, look around a bit and inevitably say 'Ahhh . . . yurei ga deteru.' There is a yurei here."
Combining his lifelong interest in Japanese tradition and his personal experiences with these vengeful spirits, Davisson launches an investigation into the origin, popularization, and continued existence of yurei in Japan. Juxtaposing historical documents and legends against contemporary yurei-based horror films such as The Ring, Davisson explores the persistence of this paranormal phenomenon in modern day Japan and its continued spread throughout the West.
Zack Davisson is a translator, writer, and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. He is the translator of Mizuki Shigeru's Showa 1926–1939: A History of Japan and a translator and contributor to Kitaro. He also worked as a researcher and on-screen talent for National Geographic's TV special Japan: Lost Souls of Okinawa. He writes extensively about Japanese ghost stories at his website, hyakumonogatari.com.
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Read information about the authorZack Davisson is a translator, writer and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. He is the author of Yurei: The Japanese Ghost and The Ghost of Oyuki from Chin Music Press, and is a contributing writer to Weird Tales Magazine and Wayward from Image Comics. As a manga translator, he was nominated for the 2014 Japanese-US Friendship Commission Translation Prize and translates Shigeru Mizuki's comics for Drawn and Quarterly, including the Eisner and Harvey Award nominated Showa: A History of Japan and the famous Kitaro series. For Dark Horse Comics, he translates Satoshi Kon and Mamoro Oshii's manga, including OPUS and Seraphim: 266613336 Wings. He was also a researcher and on-screen talent for National Geographic's TV special Okinawa: The Lost Ghosts of Japan, and maintains the popular Japanese folklore website hyakkumonogatari.com. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Miyuki, their dog Mochi, cat Bagheera, and several ghosts.
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