Kolobockle belong to a time of old, deep magic, even before the time Japan’s Ainu people came to the forests. Small, whisper-quiet creatures who do not like to be seen, perhaps even now they live in the wild places of northern Japan. They are said to grow as tall as the butterbur leaves under which they shelter from the rain and to like tattooes. What might a kolobockle keep on his bookshelf?