Japanese Myths: Heroes, Gods, Demons and Legends (Hardcover)

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Japanese Myths is an accessible, entertaining, and highly informative exploration of everything from the kami holy spirits venerated in Shinto religion to the divine origins of the Japanese imperial family.

Japanese Myths provides a clear, concise introduction to this fascinating if little-known world. Find out about Hachiman, the mighty god of war and the divine protector of Japan and its people. Marvel at Fujin, the god of the wind, a popular but terrifying demon--his bag of air is thought to move all the world's winds, and he is a powerful force of nature alongside his brother, the thunder god Raijin. See Hotei, the "Laughing Buddha" and one of the most well-known symbols of Buddhism--rubbing his belly is said to bring good luck. And enjoy the myth of Shita-kiri Suzume, or "Toung-Cut Sparrow," which explores the effects of greed, friendship, and jealousy.

About the Author

Melanie Clegg holds a BA (Hons) in Japanese Studies from the University of Oxford. After almost a decade spent in Japan, she now resides in the UK, where she works as a freelance Japanese-to-English translator of video games and other entertainment media. She lives with her husband and their two one-eyed cats.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838863180
ISBN-10: 1838863184
Publisher: Amber Books
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Pages: 224
Language: English