Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki

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Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki (今昔画図続百鬼, "The Illustrated One Hundred Demons from the Present and the Past") is the second book of Japanese artist Toriyama Sekien's famous Gazu Hyakki Yagyō tetralogy, published ca. 1779. A version of the tetralogy translated and annotated in English was published in 2016.[1] These books are supernatural bestiaries, collections of ghosts, spirits, spooks, and monsters, many of which Toriyama based on literature, folklore, other artwork. These works have had a profound influence on subsequent yōkai imagery in Japan. Konjaku Gazu Zoku Hyakki is preceded in the series by Gazu Hyakki Yagyō, and succeeded by Konjaku Hyakki Shūi and Gazu Hyakki Tsurezure Bukuro.

List of creatures[edit]

The three volumes were titled 雨, 晦, and 明. From this book, Toriyama added captions.

First Volume - 雨[edit]

Second Volume - 晦[edit]

Third Volume - 明[edit]

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  1. ^ Yoda, Hiroko; Alt, Matt (2016). Japandemonium Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopedias of Toriyama Sekien. Dover Publications. ISBN 978-0-486-80035-6.

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