Japanese Folklore: Ghosts, Demons and Yokai Monsters-Updated

A Listmania! list by Haunted Nostril "TaT" (UK)
 
Japanese Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)
1.  Japanese Tales (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library) by Royall Tyler
The list author says:
  "A great collection of old Japanese stories and Folklore. Starts with an interesting, if brief, culutural and histroical overview making it a very good place to start!"
£17.99   Used & New from: £6.66
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

In Ghostly Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
2.  In Ghostly Japan (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature) by Lafcadio Hearn
The list author says:
  "Lacfadio Hearn is one of the most important exporters of Japanese culture and supernatural tales the western world has known. As vital and readable as when it was first penned."
£9.89   Used & New from: £5.01

Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Art of the Supernatural
3.  Japanese Ghosts and Demons: Art of the Supernatural by Stephen Addiss
The list author says:
  "Concentrating on various representations of the supernatural in Japanese art. Each chapter takes on a different aspect from Hyakki Yako to Animal Transformation. A very insightful read."
Used & New from: £34.24
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Ghosts & the Japanese: Cultural Experience in Japanese Death Legends
4.  Ghosts & the Japanese: Cultural Experience in Japanese Death Legends by Michiko Iwasaka
The list author says:
  "A fascinating glimpse into the world of spirits and ghosts in Japanese folklore and culture."
£17.54   Used & New from: £12.86
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature)
5.  Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things (Tuttle Classics of Japanese Literature) by Lafcadio Hearn
The list author says:
  "A collection of haunting tales from Lacrfadio Hearn, more absolutely essential reading."
£10.99   Used & New from: £5.18
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
6.  Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Yoshihiko Aoyama
The list author says:
  "First in a collection of films from the late 60's chronicling the exploits of Japanese monsters or 'Yokai'. Recently remade (Loosely) by famous director Takashi Miike."
£24.95   Used & New from: £17.95
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Great Yokai War [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
7.  Great Yokai War [DVD] [2005] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ RyŻnosuke Kamiki
The list author says:
  "Loose remake of the above movie. Better special effects but a lot of the charm found in the original is missing. Not one of Miike's Best."
£32.95   Used & New from: £7.16
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales
8.  Yoshitoshi's Strange Tales by John Stevenson
The list author says:
  "Fantastical works of the strange and supernatural from one of Japans greatest woodblock artists."
£38.28   Used & New from: £35.68

Okami (PS2)
9.  Okami (PS2) by Capcom
The list author says:
  "A truly outstanding game made to look like a moving piece of  brush art. Based on Japanese Folklore, not 100% accurate but 100% breathtaking."
£11.90   Used & New from: £7.74
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Pom Poko [DVD]
10.  Pom Poko [DVD] DVD ~ Isao Takahata
The list author says:
  "Very enjoyable movie, if more than a little sad, but watch this after you know a bit about japanese mythology and folklore and see how many references you can spot."
£9.50   Used & New from: £7.27
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Tales from Japan (Oxford Myths and Legends)
11.  Tales from Japan (Oxford Myths and Legends) by Helen McAlpine
The list author says:
  "A satisfactory book. Good but still not as good as Japanese Tales (see no.1 of this list)"
£6.47   Used & New from: £1.75
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Dororo Vol.1
12.  Dororo Vol.1 by Osamu Tezuka
The list author says:
  "First part of a three part manga where an orphan tries to retrieve his lost limbs from a host of demons - just made into a quite decent movie by Toho!"
Used & New from: £6.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Yokai Monsters 2: One Hundred Monsters [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
13.  Yokai Monsters 2: One Hundred Monsters [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Shinobu Araki
The list author says:
  "Second in the Yokai Monsters movie series. Not as good as the first but still entertaining enough."
Used & New from: £20.43
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Yokai Monsters: Along With Ghosts [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
14.  Yokai Monsters: Along With Ghosts [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Kimiyoski Yasuda
The list author says:
  "Third in the series, all the humour and energy has gone and this is a much less enjoyable film for it."
£98.95   Used & New from: £29.81

Kibakichi [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
15.  Kibakichi [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Ryuji Harada
The list author says:
  "Werewolves, samurai and monsters; how can you go wrong? watch this and find out - buy only if cheap and you're desperately bored. Although the Kappa do look quite good."
£3.66

Kwaidan - Masters of Cinema series [DVD] [1964]
16.  Kwaidan - Masters of Cinema series [DVD] [1964] DVD ~ Rentaro Mikuni
The list author says:
  "Dark, Intriguing and an absolute classic. Based on Hearnís book of collected Japanese ghost stories and folk tales."
£15.47   Used & New from: £7.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Blood Will Tell (PS2)
17.  Blood Will Tell (PS2) by Sega
The list author says:
  "Video game based on the Dororo manga. Crawling with Kappa, umbrella demons and fiery wanyuda."
£49.99   Used & New from: £11.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide
18.  Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide by Hiroko Yoda
The list author says:
  "Top class, fun, collection of 50 yokai monsters including great images and info, Strangely features the quite modern Slit Mouthed Woman urban legend (see No. 20 on this list)"
£7.99   Used & New from: £4.31
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai
19.  Pandemonium and Parade: Japanese Monsters and the Culture of Yokai by Michael Dylan Foster
The list author says:
  "Another fantastic university study style resource conscerning hyakki yako and yokai - very good book and a recommended read after Japanese Ghosts and Demons."
£21.95   Used & New from: £4.52
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Carved [DVD] [2007] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
20.  Carved [DVD] [2007] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Eriko SatŰ
The list author says:
  "A rather mean spiritied and mediocre film based on the slit mouthed woman urban legend - won't be much j-horror here but the slit mouthed woman is slowly making it's way into the japanese pantheon"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Dororo [DVD] [2007] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
21.  Dororo [DVD] [2007] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Artist Not Provided
The list author says:
  "Movie of the Dororo Manga, fans of yokai will enjoy this more than most but there's still a decent enough movie knocking about in here that stays 'fairly' close to the manga."
£10.00   Used & New from: £3.34
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Taito Legends 2 (PS2)
22.  Taito Legends 2 (PS2) by Empire
The list author says:
  "This may seem out of place here but this collection features the old 2d arcade games Ki Ki Kai Kai and Bonze Adventure which are both packed full of yokai and nods to Japanese myth."
£17.99   Used & New from: £0.37
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Japanese Ghosts & Demons (Dover Electronic Clip Art)
23.  Japanese Ghosts & Demons (Dover Electronic Clip Art) by Dover
The list author says:
  "This upcoming book and CD-ROM (as of writing this) looks like it could be quite interesting - time will tell."
£16.25   Used & New from: £6.09

Kenseiden - Master System - PAL
24.  Kenseiden - Master System - PAL 
The list author says:
  "Quite rare samurai game that may look rudimentary by today's standards but it's dripping with supernatural atmosphere that can't help but invoke an air of haunted 16th Century Japan."
Used & New from: £4.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii)
25.  Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii) by Rising Star Games
The list author says:
  "Features more yokai and japanese gods than you can shake a demon blade at and is more beautiful that a game has right to be!"
£15.97   Used & New from: £10.33
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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