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Festival of shadows : a Japanese ghost story / Atelier Sentō [Cécile Brun & Olivier Pichard] ; [translated from the French by Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd.]

Atelier Sentō (Firm), (author,, artist.). Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd., (translator.).

What happens when the living risk their lives to save the souls of the dead? Every summer, in an isolated Japanese village, a celebration known as the Festival of Shadows takes place. The villagers are entrusted to assist the troubled souls or "shadows" of those who died tragically, and to help them come to terms with their deaths and find eternal peace. Naoko, a young girl born in the village, is given a year to save the soul of a mysterious young man. She develops strong feelings for her shadow--a handsome young man, an artist--but he seems haunted by a terrible secret. She has a year to find out what happened to him, to help him come to terms with his past, and if she fails, his soul will be lost forever... As the year goes by, Naoko finds herself teetering between the worlds of the living and the dead. What is the terrible secret that seems to be haunting her shadow? And could she be risking her own life to help someone who has already lost his? Naoko puts her own life on the line to save the soul of this man she loves, in an exciting, moving and beautifully drawn story that takes the reader on a journey from the beautiful Japanese countryside to glamorous Tokyo art world.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9784805317242 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 4805317248 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 154 pages : chiefly color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Tokyo ; Tuttle Publishing, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published as La Fete des Ombres Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Issekinicho Éditions, Shiltigheim, France. 2021."
Target Audience Note:
Ages: 13+.
Language Note:
In English, translated from the French.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > Comic books, strips, etc.
Ghosts > Comic books, strips, etc.
Yōkai (Japanese folklore) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Japan > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Genre: Young adult fiction
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bethlehem Area Public Library System.


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Bethlehem Main Library YA GRAPHIC 741.5 (Text) 33062009770505 YA Graphic Available -

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