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Myths and Legends of Japan (92 Edition)

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This handsomely illustrated book includes myths of gods, heroes and warriors; legends of Buddha, Benten and Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions and supernatural beings; and much more. 32 full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon, A Kakemono Ghost, The Jellyfish and the Monkey, The Firefly Battle, Tokoyo and the Sea Serpent and other subjects of these enthralling myths. 32 plates. Many useful appendixes. Index. Bibliography.

Synopsis:

The most popular myths and legends of gods, heroes, and warriors; Buddha; the goddess Benten and the god Daikoku; and many more. Handsomely illustrated with 32 full-page plates.

Synopsis:

This handsomely illustrated book includes myths of gods, heroes, warriors; legends of Buddha, Benten and Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions; and much more. 32 full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon, The Firefly Battle, and other subjects of these myths.

Synopsis:

This handsomely illustrated book includes myths of gods, heroes, warriors; legends of Buddha, Benten and Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions; and much more. 32 full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon, The Firefly Battle, and other subjects of these myths.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-401) and indexes.

Table of Contents

CHAP.

INTRODUCTION

I. THE PERIOD OF THE GODS

II. HEROES AND WARRIORS

III. THE BAMBO-CUTTER AND THE MOON-MAIDEN

IV. BUDDHA LEGENDS

V. FOX LEGENDS

VI. "JIZO, THE GOD OF CHILDREN"

VII. LEGEND IN JAPANESE ART

VIII. THE STAR LOVERS AND THE ROSE OF FEATHERS

IX. LEGENDS OF MOUNT FUJI

X. BELLS

XI. "YUKI-ONNA, THE LADY OF THE SNOW"

XII. FLOWERS AND GARDENS

XIII. TREES

XIV. MIRRORS

XV. "KWANNON AND BENTEN, DAIKOKU, EBISU, AND HOTEI"

XVI. DOLLS AND BUTTERFLIES

XVII. FESTIVALS

XVIII. THE PEONY-LANTERN

XIX. "KOBO DAISHI, NICHIREN, AND SHODO SHONIN"

XX. FANS

XXI. THUNDER

XXII. ANIMAL LEGENDS

XXIII. BIRD AND INSECT LEGENDS

XXIV. CONCERNING TEA

XXV. LEGENDS OF THE WEIRD

XXVI. THREE MAIDENS

XXVII. LEGENDS OF THE SEA

XXVIII. SUPERSTITIONS

XXIX. SUPERNATURAL BEINGS

XXX. "THE TRANSFORMATION OF ISSUNBOSHI AND KINTARO, THE GOLDEN BOY"

XXXI. MISCELLANEOUS LEGENDS

A NOTE ON JAPANESE POETRY

GODS AND GODDESSES

GENEALOGY OF THE AGE OF THE GODS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX OF POETICAL QUOTATIONS

GLOSSARY AND INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486270456
Author:
Paul, Evelyn
Author:
Paul, Evelyn
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Mythology, japanese
Subject:
Folk-lore, japanese
Subject:
Legends, japanese
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Folklore -- Japan.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.06 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
The most popular myths and legends of gods, heroes, and warriors; Buddha; the goddess Benten and the god Daikoku; and many more. Handsomely illustrated with 32 full-page plates.
"Synopsis" by ,
This handsomely illustrated book includes myths of gods, heroes, warriors; legends of Buddha, Benten and Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions; and much more. 32 full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon, The Firefly Battle, and other subjects of these myths.

"Synopsis" by ,
This handsomely illustrated book includes myths of gods, heroes, warriors; legends of Buddha, Benten and Daikoku; tales of the sea and of Mount Fuji; accounts of superstitions; and much more. 32 full-page illustrations offer compelling images of Buddha and the Dragon, The Firefly Battle, and other subjects of these myths.
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