In Ghostly Japan

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Tuttle, Jan 1, 1971 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 241 pages
This book conjures up images of ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and interweaves their spooky stories with the folklore, superstitions, and traditions of old Japan. It also includes nonfiction reflections, such as "Japanese Buddhist Proverbs", a primer of Buddhist thinking, and "Incense", a meditation on the evanescent substance that can summon spirits as well as banish them.

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Contents

Incense
19
Silkworms
59
A Passional Karma
73
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About the author (1971)

Hearn (1850-1904) was born in Levkas, Greece, as the son of Greek and British parents. In 1869 he went to the United States and did various work, finally as a journalist. In 1890 he came to Japan and taught English in Japanese schools, and became a Japanese citizen under the name of Koizumi Yakuma. He died in Tokyo.

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