Tag: Japan

Japan The Natural History of an Asian Archipelago

Japan: The Natural History of an Asian Archipelago (Wildlife Explorer Guides) by Mark Brazil
English | January 18, 2022 | ASIN: B09KP3N8L3, ISBN: 0691175063 | True AZW3 | 384 pages | 62.7 MB
A comprehensive, richly illustrated guide to Japan’s astonishing animals and plants―and the natural forces that have shaped them


Fu-go The Curious History of Japan’s Balloon Bomb Attack on America

Ross Coen, "Fu-go: The Curious History of Japan’s Balloon Bomb Attack on America "
English | ISBN: 0803249667 | 2014 | 296 pages | PDF | 10 MB
Near the end of World War II, in an attempt to attack the United States mainland, Japan launched its fu-go campaign, deploying thousands of high-altitude hydrogen balloons armed with incendiary and high-explosive bombs designed to follow the westerly winds of the upper atmosphere and drift to the west coast of North America. After reaching the mainland, these fu-go, the Japanese hoped, would terrorize American citizens and ignite devastating forest fires across the western states, ultimately causing the United States to divert wartime resources to deal with the domestic crisis. While the fu-go offensive proved to be a complete tactical failure, six Americans lost their lives when a discovered balloon exploded.


Haunted Japan Exploring the World of Japanese Yokai, Ghosts and the Paranormal

Haunted Japan: Exploring the World of Japanese Yokai, Ghosts and the Paranormal By Catrien Ross, Zack Davisson
2020 | 192 Pages | ISBN: 4805315822 | EPUB | 37 MB
A delightfully creepy telling of Japanese ghost stories.Japanese folklore is abundant with tales of ghostly creatures and the supernatural. In Haunted Japan, author Catrien Ross reveals the legends that have been passed down for generations and continue to terrify us today. To research this book on the country’s ghosts, demons and paranormal phenomena, Ross collected accounts from across Japan including:Sacred Mount Osore, a Japanese gateway to the land of the dead, where people gather to contact those who have passed onThe Tokyo grave of the samurai Taira no Masakado, where passersby regularly witnessed his ghost until prayers finally laid him to restThe mummified remains of the monk Tetsumonkai at the Churenji Temple on Mount Yudono–a place where bizarre happenings are commonThe ruins of Hachioji Castle in Tokyo, which was abandoned for many years because of its many hauntingsThe result is an unparalleled insight into the dark corners of the Japanese psyche–a world filled with horrifying creatures including Oni (demons with fierce and ghastly appearances), Yurei (Japanese ghosts who inhabit the world of the living), and Yokai (supernatural monsters). The book also includes several traditional Japanese legends, concluding with two of the most famous ghost stories–that of the wronged wife Oiwa and the tale of the Peony Lantern.This book is richly illustrated with 32 pages of full-color prints of frightening ghosts and legendary creatures from Japan’s shadowy past. Haunted Japan is the ideal book for anyone interested in exploring the darker side of Japanese history.