A Gathering of Spirits: Japan's Ghost Story Tradition: From Folklore and Kabuki to Anime and Manga

Sampul Depan
iUniverse, 1 Jul 2011 - 276 halaman
"Prepare for a sampling of Japanese ghosts and spirits, from sources that include the worlds oldest novel, the urban legends of contemporary Japanese schoolchildren, movies both classic and modern, anime, manga, and more." For hundreds of years Japan has lived in a reality consisting of the real world and the spirit world; sometimes the wall between the two worlds gets thin enough for spirits to cross over. In such a reality, ghost stories have been popular for centuries. Patrick Drazen, author of "Anime Explosion", looks at these stories: old and new, scary or funny or sad, looking at common themes and the reasons for their popularity. This book uses one Japanese ghost story tradition: the "hyaku monogatari" (hundred stories). In the old tradition, people tell each other one hundred ghost stories in one sitting. These hundred tales run from folklore to cartoons, but all are designed to send chills up the spine ...
 

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52 Witness from Beyond
139
53 Welcome Home
141
55 Swallowing a Soul
143
56 Hey Havent you heard? Youre living in a haunted house
144
57 Seven Days
146
58 Dangerous Crossing
150
59 Family Snapshots
152
60 Preserve the Moment
158

09 The Ring
24
10 The Neglected Wife
27
11 Barefoot GenHis Mothers Bones
29
12 A Bolt of Lightning
31
14 The Hungry Ghost
33
15 Remembering Mother
35
16 The Return of Nobunaga
36
17 Dead Air
45
18 Daddy will find me
48
19 The Glorious Princess
51
20 For the love of the game
53
21 The Da Vinci Code
57
22 Mirror and Bell
58
23 The Temporary Suicide
60
24 Genji and Lady Rokujo
65
25 six seven eight nine
73
26 You killed my father and now me
78
27 The Flutist and the Warrior
86
The Gull
87
29 A Curse for Father and Son
90
30 Because of a falcon
93
31 Because even a dog should rest in peace
96
32 Mission accomplished
97
33 Whose ghost is it?
98
34 The Vampire Cat of Nabeshima
102
35 A Cure Worse Than the Disease
107
36 Hello Kitty
109
37 So you were a kitten?
110
38 The Boy Who Drew Cats
111
39 At first I only meant to keep her a few days
113
BEYOND THE ANIMAL KINGDOM
116
41 Death by Tree
117
42 Returning as a Bug
119
43 A Lustful Demon
120
44 Brother poor brother
122
45 One Hundred Hiccups
124
46 Who are you?
126
48 Gift Exchange
127
49 Can a surgeon heal whats wrong with a ghost?
131
50 On a snowy night
133
51 Just Two Students Chatting
135
61 A Yukionna
160
62 One Hundred for One
178
63 A Ghost in the Garden
180
64 One Last Thing to Do
185
65 School Spirit
187
66 Im not a dog
192
67 Didnt I say youd be cursed?
193
68 The Coin and the Angel
194
69 The Devils Spell
195
70 I have the twin cherry blossoms
197
71 Otei Returns
200
72 They probably dont even know
204
73 An unspoken crush
205
74 For a soccer ball
206
75 I miss you
208
76 The Peony Lantern
209
77 Lets Spend the Night Together
210
78 Babysitter
211
79 Chaperone from beyond?
214
80 A Ghost Sweepers Apprentice
219
81 Beware of Cat
220
82 Love Among the Mummies
222
83 Taxi?
229
84 Diva
230
85 Only eight times
232
86 The Possessed Piano
235
87 A Killer Koto
236
88 The Twins Who Werent Alike
238
89 Got legs?
239
90 The Girl on Platform 5
240
91 Minnie
243
92 The Lonely Doll
247
93 Doll of Return
248
94 Mary
249
95 The Ghost of Mogachan
250
96 Stalker
251
97 I dont want to die
256
98 A childs feelings
260
99 The Ghost Who Did Nothing
264
100 The Ghost Story You Write
266
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Patrick Drazen is author of "Anime Explosion: The What? Why? and Wow! of Japanese Animation", used as a textbook in colleges around the country. Drazen shows how pop culture reflects important parts of Japanese life for hundreds of years. Drazen and his wife live in Chicago.

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