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Book Announcement: The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creature of Japanese Folklore

  The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creature of Japanese Folklore Michael Dylan Foster; with original illustrations by Shinonome Kijin University of California Press, 2015 http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520271029 This monograph introduces yokai in a style that is intended to be accessible to students … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Yôkai Train

As many of my fellow expats and I are gearing up for Halloween here in Japan, Japan’s native season of ghosts, ghouls, and things that go bump in the night is in late summer, around Obon. At the risk of … Continue reading

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