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Scary Pictures of Ukiyo-e (Japanese Edition)

Scary Pictures of Ukiyo-e (Japanese Edition)

SKU: 9784861525667

Seigensha, 2016

300 Pages

11 x 15 cm


Fear and fright are universal emotions that all human beings share. We usually try to avoid anything that seems unknown, dangerous, or eerie. Yet such frightening things often arouse our ghoulish curiosity and a desire to scrutinise them. This can even lead to a thrilling, pleasurable sense of joy in the face of danger. This book explores the various ideas of fright and horror as depicted through ‘ukiyo-e’ prints made in Japan during the Edo period. Filled with images of supernatural and deformed creatures, spirits armies, wrathful demons, sea monsters, vengeful ghosts, and many other ghastly sights, the book is a treasure trove of chillingly titillating, wild imaginations.

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