Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Curious creatures -- The Gashadokuro -- The Kappa -- The Hibagon -- The Tsuchinoko.
"Gashadokuro are just one kind of many different fascinating creatures in Japanese mythology. These are giant skeletons that are said to roam around at night. This stimulating book tells the stories behind these and other popular creatures from legends known to many in Japan. Colorful images supplement coherent and captivating text. Additional information is presented in engaging sidebars. Curious readers will love learning about these interesting stories with the help of this thought-provoking volume."--Amazon.com.