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  1. Japandemonium Illustrated

    Culture Japandemonium Illustrated

    "A fascinating, scholarly, beautifully illustrated, miscellanea of strange beasts, quelling demons, and otherworldly apparitions. JapandemoniumIllustrated will instruct you, amaze you, and transport you to a quintessential realm of Japanese lore." — Guillermo del Toro, filmmaker "Such beautiful...
  2. Kappa

    Culture Kappa

    Kappa (河童, lit. “river-child”), also known as kawatarō (川太郎, lit. “river-boy”) or kawako (川子, “river-children”), are supernatural amphibious creatures said to inhabit Japan’s waters. They are considered to be a transformation of a Shintō water deity (水神 Suijin). The description and the name of...
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