The Dark Side of Japan

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Antony Cummins has delved into ancient Japanese documents and Victorian travellers’ accounts to unearth dozens of forgotten legends, folk tales, malevolent spells and superstitions, some of which have not previously been retold in English. With advice about ways to avoid demon foxes, recognize omens and curse enemies, this material gives a glimpse of the huge variety of customs and beliefs that were found in different parts of Japan in the centuries before Western influence took hold.

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The Dark Side of Japan

The Dark Side of Japan

Ancient Black Magic, Folklore, Ritual

Paperback224pp Illustrated234x156mm

9781445663029     Product Code: 501279

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Antony Cummins has delved into ancient Japanese documents and Victorian travellers’ accounts to unearth dozens of forgotten legends, folk tales, malevolent spells and superstitions, some of which have not previously been retold in English. With advice about ways to avoid demon foxes, recognize omens and curse enemies, this material gives a glimpse of the huge variety of customs and beliefs that were found in different parts of Japan in the centuries before Western influence took hold.

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