Tales of Japan

Chronicle Books, Kotaro Chiba


A goblin with no body and a monster with no face.
A resourceful samurai and a faithful daughter.
A spirit of the moon and a dragon king.

This collection of 15 traditional Japanese folktales transports readers to a time of adventure and enchantment. Drawn from the works of folklorists Lafcadio Hearn and Yei Theodora Ozaki, these tales are by turns terrifying, exhilarating, and poetic. Each story is brought to life with a striking illustration by contemporary Japanese artist Kotaro Chiba, and this special gift edition features an embossed, textured case with metallic gold ink, and a satin ribbon page marker. It will delight fans of fairytales and ghost stories, and captivate those interested in Japan’s rich history and culture.

Creator Bio

Kotaro Chiba is an illustrator based in Niigata, Japan.

Price £16.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 23 April 2019
Pages 176
Height 229mm
Width 191mm
Illustrations Unjacketed HC, paper graining, emboss, satin ribbon marker, 18 Full colour illustrations
Rights Europe, Africa
ISBN-13 9781452174464