"A fascinating journey into the secret rites of industrial culture."
-- Arawaka Chieko
Scholar Sato Kenji examines the emergent folklore surrounding a central aspect of Japanese life: trains. Truly strange urban legends are brought to light for the first time: how trains assist us in the afterlife, how gods struggled over them, how conductors relate to them. Sato reveals the evolving, unsettling worldview of transportation culture through a series of interviews and meticulous field research, creating one of the most unique and fascinating books in recent academic publication.