List of 28 Books Based on Japanese Mythology

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Want to find stories that are inspired by a specific source? Here's a list of relevant examples. In this collection, you'll find a variety of books based on Japanese mythology.
Title Author Publishing Year Genre
Empress of All Seasons Emiko Jean 2018 Fantasy Fiction, High fantasy
Flame in the Mist Renée Ahdieh 2017 Fantasy Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure fiction
Ink Amanda Sun 2013 Paranormal fiction
Japanese Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Japanese Folklore, Myths, Fairy Tales, Yokai, Heroes and Heroines Matt Clayton 2018 Fantasy, Mythology, History, Nonfiction, Reference, Research, Japan
Japanese Tales Royall Tyler 1980 Mythology, Short Stories, Folklore, Fantasy, Fiction
Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things Lafcadio Hearn 1904 Fiction
Myths and Legends of Japan F. Hadland Davis 1910 Fairy tale
Never Die Rob J. Hayes 2019 High fantasy, Fantasy Fiction, Adventure fiction
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan Hiroshi Shiibashi 2008 Sequential Art, Fantasy, Supernatural, Manga, Shonen, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels
Pawn's Gambit Rob J. Hayes 2021 Asian Literature, High Fantasy, Fiction, Epic Fantasy
Red Winter Annette Marie 2016 Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Seven Deadly Shadows Courtney Alameda 2020 Young adult fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Paranormal fiction
Shadow of the Fox Julie Kagawa 2018 Young Adult Fantasy, Fantasy, Magic, Fiction, Romance
Something Wicked From Japan: Ghosts, Demons & Yokai in Ukiyo-e Masterpieces Ei Nakau 2020 Art, Nonfiction, Fantasy, Mythology, Japanese Literature, History, Horror, Cultural, Folklore
Stormdancer Jay Kristoff 2012 Novel, Fantasy Fiction, Steampunk, High fantasy, Historical fantasy, Dystopian Fiction
Tales of Japan: Traditional Stories of Monsters and Magic Chronicle Books 2019 Fairy tale
Tales of Moonlight and Rain Ueda Akinari 1776 Fiction
Tales of Old Japan: Folklore, Fairy Tales, Ghost Stories and Legends of the Samurai Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford 1871 Cultural, Japan, Fantasy, Mythology, Folklore, Fiction, Classics, Fantasy
The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore Michael Dylan Foster 2015 Nonfiction, Cultural, Japan, Fantasy, Mythology, Folklore, History
The Crane Wife Odds Bodkin 1998 Folklore
The Essence of Shinto: Japan's Spiritual Heart Motohisa Yamakage 2006 Religion, Nonfiction, Cultural, Japan, Spirituality, Philosophy
The Girl from the Well Rin Chupeco 2014 Horror, Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Fantasy
The Kojiki Ō no Yasumaro 712 Cultural, Japan, History, Japanese Literature, Religion, Fantasy, Mythology, Nonfiction
The Night Itself Zoë Marriott 2013 Young adult fiction, Fantasy Fiction
The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons: A Field Guide to Japanese Yokai Matthew Meyer 2012 Japan, Fantasy, Mythology, Nonfiction, Folklore
The Tale of the Heike Anonymous 1219 Cultural, Japan, Classics, Japanese Literature, Fiction
The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Shadow Fuyumi Ono 1992 Fantasy Fiction
Three Samurai Cats: A Story from Japan Eric A. Kimmel 2003 Fiction, Folklore

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