Yurei Attack! The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide
Written by Hiroko Yoda, Matt Alt. Illustrated by Shinkichi Shinkichi.
Yurei is the Japanese word for "ghost." They are the souls of dead people, unable-or unwilling-to shuffle off this mortal coil. Yurei are many things, but "friendly" isn't the first word that comes to mind. Not every yurei is dangerous, but they are all driven by emotions so uncontrollably powerful that they have taken on a life of their own: rage, sadness, devotion, a desire for revenge, or even the firm belief that they are still alive.
This book gives detailed information on 39 of the best-known yurei stalking Japan, along with detailed histories and defensive tactics should you have the misfortune to encounter one. Ghosts include: Oiwa, the Horror of Yotsuya, Otsuyu, the Tale of the Peony Lantern, the Lady Rokujo, the Tale of Genji, among others. Paper: 192 pp.