Demons Out, Fortune In. It’s Setsubun (節分): Bean Scattering, Bad Fortunes & Demon Slaying

We’re going to throw our beans, embrace this spring. Out, out with you Oni! Come, come good things. Oh, and get boosted. Seriously.

10 Videogame Characters Inspired By Japanese Folklore

Chinese and Korean traders introduced Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism, and the ever present Confucianism while Japan provided various regional myths, legends, and lore.
These ingredients were brewed into various and effervescent cultures all across Japan. Each village responding accordingly by pasting outside influences upon their daily lives. These elements were transformed Japan’s landscape and ecosystem and bore entirely new generations of Deities and beliefs.

Scribes and Sake: Kasa-Jizo (かなじぞ)

Reading fairytales within the origin language. Contextual agreements between time and place, emotions and aesthetics. We might localize our hearts out but truth be told we humans are too complex to translate. #japanese #japaneselanguage #folklore #fable

On Japanese Cinema – A 10-Part Patreon Exclusive Examining the 100+ Year History of 日本映画 “Nihon Eiga”

“Japanese Cinema: A 10-Part Choose Your Own Adventure in Subtitles!” Addressing such age-old questions as:
What is reality?
Did George Lucas rip-off Japanese Cinema in the production of Star Wars?
And more on point:
What is Bunka Eiga
etc.
I promise you this will be worth your time!
10 weeks, 10 films delivered to your mailbox.

Book Announcement: Agents of World Renewal: The Rise of Yonaoshi Gods in Japan

Go Folk Yourself: A Semester Abroad, Japanese, Folklore, & the Glorious Spirit Realm – Call to Arms!

Call to Arms: I am a full-time student and researcher with a passion for the cultures and people that diversify and energize our world. I believe that literature and the stories we tell the world contain a multitude of interpretations and gemstones waiting to be mined.  I’m launching this campaign to raise funds for aContinue reading “Go Folk Yourself: A Semester Abroad, Japanese, Folklore, & the Glorious Spirit Realm – Call to Arms!”