The Japanese Myths: A Guide to Gods, Heroes and Spirits

A definitive guide on Japanese myths and their place in Japanese society and history.

£14.99 per item

Joshua Frydman, an expert on ancient Japan, offers a compelling guide to Japan’s myths from the earliest recorded legends to medieval tales. He sheds new light on the evolving nature of mythology and how it is perceived in both ancient and contemporary Japanese cultures. Examining their place within Japanese religions, cultures and history, ‘The Japanese Myths’ gives a glimpse into the different interpretation of myths through a wide range of examples from old shinto tales to iconic movies and video games.

“Joshua Frydman is Assistant Professor of Japanese in the Department of Modern Languages, Literature and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma. An expert on ancient Japan, his academic interests include the development of writing systems (in East Asia and worldwide), and the role of transregional and global cultural interactions in the development of premodern societies as viewed through literature and art. He is the author of one book, Inscribed Objects and the Development of Literature in Early Japan.”

(The Japanese Myths: A Guide to Gods, Heroes and Spirits, Thames & Hudson Ltd.; 2022)

224 pages.

Size: L19.6 cm x W12.9 cm

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