Kojiki: The Birth of Japan: The Japanese Creation Myth Illustrated
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Take a step back in time to the mythical origins of Japan’s creation – told here for the first time in illustrated form.
The ancient Kojiki myth traces the beginnings of the Japanese people and the rise of the Japanese islands from their humble origins as a lump of clay to becoming a great nation that would one day take its rightful place among the leading nations of the world.
Kazumi Wilds’ striking illustrations capture the drama and intensity of a mythic tale where chaos and demons are unleashed and where the darkness is slowly pushed back by the righteous, as good prevails over evil.
|Dimensions||229 × 305 mm|
Kazumi Wilds is an illustrator and creator of art books who was born in Japan. Kojiki: The Birth of Japan is adapted from her thesis project as an M.F.A. student at the University of Iowa, Center for the Book. She also holds a bachelor's degree from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo, where she majored in Japanese painting. She worked as a school teacher in Japan for many years before living in the United States, which included a stint running a gallery in Taos, New Mexico. She has illustrated over a dozen children's books, including All About Japan and The Peace Tree from Hiroshima this is her first adult book. Wilds is currently teaching art courses at Temple University's Tokyo campus.