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Mountain witches : Yamauba / Noriko Tsunoda Reider.

Author/creator Reider, Noriko T. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Logan : Utah State University Press, an imprint of University Press of Colorado, [2021]
Descriptionxiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Yōkai, yamauba's topos and gender, and archetype -- Man-eating, helping, shapeshifting yamauba : yamauba's duality -- Mother Yamauba and weaving : childbirth and bloodsucker, spinning and spiders -- Reading one's mind and telling a future : "Yamauba and the cooper," "The smile of a mountain witch," and throne of blood -- Yamauba, yasabur? basa, datsueba : images of premodern crones, yamauba's flying ability and re-creation of a prototype -- Aging, dementia, and abandoned women : an interpretation of yamauba -- Yamamba mumbo jumbo : yamauba in contemporary society.
Abstract "A guide to the complex figure of Yamauba-female yōkai often translated as mountain witches, who are commonly described as tall, enigmatic women with long hair, piercing eyes, and living in the mountains-evolution of their roles and significance in Japanese culture from the premodern era to present" -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Reider, Noriko T. Mountain witches Logan : Utah State University Press, 2021 9781646420551
LCCN 2021003990
ISBN9781646420544 paperback
ISBN1646420543 paperback
ISBNelectronic book

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