Piggott, Juliet: JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY
Book Number: 009423
Chancellor Press London 1997 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 144pp., colour and b/white, art and photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Gloss illustrated boards negligibly bumped on foot. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally and softly edge-creased only. A stand-alone volume in the 'Library of the World's Myths and Legends' series. "Japan is a country rich in myths, legends and folk tales, and its mythology is a fascinating blend of gods, heroes, supernatural beings, and intelligent animals, inspired by history, ghost stories and religion . . . " Contents include; The Country and Its Creation, A Historical Survey, The Beliefs and Deities of Japan, Creatures and Spirits, Heroes and Heroines, Men and Animals, Stories Old and New, Further Reading List, Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 760g.