Vampiric : Tales of Blood and Roses from Japan

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Japan has always had its own vampire tradition, and has eagerly naturalized Western vampires and vampire literature to produce exotic new hybrids and species of horror, of terror, and of sensual, exquisite beauty. Here are a few of their masterpieces.

The Japanese word for vampire is kyūketsuki, which translates literally to "blood-sucking monster," but the literary tradition is far, far more complex.
The practice of Buddhism permeates Japan, and burials are almost always by cremation... leaving the Count and his relatives with no coffins to sleep in! But there is more than one way to sip a little blood, as these authors reveal. Thanks to Bram Stoker, Christopher Lee, and countless others who have popularized the Western vampire, modern Japanese authors have an extensive range of traditions and tales to weave into their own creations.

Contents Introduction -- Raechel Dumas A Cultural Dynasty of Beautiful Vampires: Japan's Acceptance, Modifications, and Adaptations of Vampires -- Shimokusu Masaya Blue Lady -- Inoue Masahiko Kingdom -- Asukabe Katsunori The Stone Castle -- Kikuchi Hideyuki The One-Legged Woman -- Okamoto Kidō Vampire -- Hikage Jōkichi The Crimson Cloak -- Asamatsu Ken Vow -- Sunaga Asahiko The Husk Heir -- Kajio Shinji A Piece of Butterfly's Wing -- Kamon Nanami Unnatural -- Okuda Tetsuya Paradise Missing -- Iino Fumihiko Dracula's House -- Fukuzawa Tetsuzō Birth of a Vampire -- Konaka Chiaki Halvires -- Mikawa Yū Parasol -- Inoue Masahiko
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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 14mm | 272g
  • English
  • 4909473009
  • 9784909473004
  • 955,696

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