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Vampiric - Tales of Blood and Roses from Japan

English · Paperback / Softback

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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 ky¿ketsuki, 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.

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 Kid¿

Vampire - Hikage J¿kichi

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 Tetsuz¿

Birth of a Vampire - Konaka Chiaki

Halvires - Mikawa Y¿

Parasol - Inoue Masahiko

Product details

Authors Ken Asamatsu, Shinji Kajio
Publisher Kurodahan Press
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 15.09.2019
EAN 9784909473004
ISBN 978-4-909473-00-4
No. of pages 250
Dimensions 127 mm x 203 mm x 15 mm
Weight 305 g
Subjects Fiction > Suspense

Vampire; Japanese literature; JLIT

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