An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Japanese Oni Demons

In Japanese folklore, oni, or demons, bring death and destruction. But are they really as evil as people think?

Learn all about the infamous oni of Japan in this comprehensive illustrated guide. Easy-to-follow accounts detailing the origins and lineages of the country’s most legendary oni are accompanied by over 160 historical visual resources dating as far back as the fourteenth century. Includes charts depicting the abilities and attributes of thirty-four iconic oni.