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Author Reider, Noriko T., author

Title Mountain witches : Yamauba / Noriko Tsunoda Reider
Published Logan : Utah State University Press, an imprint of University Press of Colorado, [2021]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 224 pages)
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
Summary "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 Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 22, 2021)
Subject Yōkai (Japanese folklore)
Crones -- Japan -- Folklore
Witches in literature.
Supernatural in literature.
Folklore -- Japan.
Supernatural in literature.
Witches in literature.
Yōkai (Japanese folklore)
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021003991
ISBN 9781646420551