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The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons, written and illustrated by Matthew Meyer, is a 224-page full-color encyclopedia containing over 100 illustrations of creatures from Japanese folklore. It is the first volume in the yōkai series, and features many of the most famous ghosts and monsters from Japanese folklore. It was funded through Kickstarter in 2011 and first published in 2012.

The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits is a 286-page yokai encyclopedia, serving equally well as a second volume to Night Parade and a stand alone book. It contains over 125 fully illustrated entries detailing darker, scarier ghosts and yōkai, as well as a chapter on sorcery and magic, and a chapter detailing Japanese hell and the underworld. Like its predecessor, this book was funded through Kickstarter in 2013 and published in 2015.

The Book of the Hakutaku is 228 pages long and serves both as a third volume in the yōkai series and as a stand alone encyclopedia. It contains over 100 fully illustrated entries, and features many yōkai which originated in other cultures such as China and India and were imported to Japan. It is was funded through Kickstarter in 2017 and published in 2019.

The Fox’s Wedding is 236 pages long and is the fourth third volume in this series, but can also be enjoyed as a stand alone encyclopedia. Within its 100 fully illustrated entries you will find a chapter dedicated to kitsune, or foxes, as well as a chapter dedicated to pandemic-related yōkai. It is was funded through Kickstarter in 2020 and published in 2022.

Alphabetical list of yōkai