I've been wanting to read a bit about japanese myths and legends, kamis and yokais, and the main reference I found was Handbook of Japanese Mythology, which seems quite complete. However, my understanding is that it has quite a "scholar" approach to the subject, and that reading it feels more like a lecture, which is fine but not quite like I'm looking for. Could you recommend books about japanese mythology that are more "narration oriented" ? Something that would read more like a storybook than like a textbook.
Thank you !