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Folktale Data of Strange Phenomena and Yokai (Monstrous Beings)

Bibliographic information collected from folklore research in Japan concerning strange occurrences, horrible experiences and the appearance of Yokai and other supernatural beings (monsters, ghosts, spirits and evil or divine creatures).

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