The great painter and multimedia artist Kent Williams is depicting the supernatural Japanese stories of Lafcadio Hearn, originally published in his books Kwaidan and Shadowings. These books are full of ghost stories, nightmares and strange tales -- of possessed forests, of monks tormented by demons and ghosts, of corpse brides, man-eating goblins, and undead samurai. They come to life as never before under Williams' brush. Featuring an introduction by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, a foreword by writer Kyoko Yoshida, and a biographical afterword by Hearn's great-grandson and director of the Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, Bon Koizumi. 204 pages, 12" x 9". 


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"This volume contains enough background information to satisfy scholars and nonscholars alike...Boasting an attractive, embossed slipcase and dazzling interior art, The Kwaidan Collection is a beautiful compendium of Japanese supernatural tales." -Peter Dabbene, Foreword Reviews


The standard edition is an oversize 9x12" hardcover, bound in sewn signatures, and housed in an elaborately embossed and debossed die-cut slipcase, silk-screened and foil-stamped with artwork.

The interior is printed on creamy, acid-free heavy-weight 140gsm uncoated paper, and each edition includes a minimum of ten full page illustrations, along with numerous spot drawings and illuminated letters.


The numbered edition is a gilded-edge volume, signed and numbered by the artist and limited to a run of 250.