Yokai, ayakashi, mononoke
Tenpô Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi
Ah ! ça fait du bien des vacances ! J’ai enfin le temps de regarder quelques animes. C’est que ça commençait à me manquer ! Histoire de ne pas trop être désorientée, je reprends avec un genre que je connais bien : histoires fantastiques et chasseur de démons s’inspirant du folklore japonais. Aujourd’hui se sera Tenpô … Continuer la lecture de Tenpô Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi →
In Japanese folklore, a nure-onna (濡女?, lit. "wet woman") is a yōkai which resembles an amphibious creature with the head of a woman and the body of a snake. While the description of her appearance varies slightly from story to story, she has been described as being 300 m in length and has snake-like eyes, long claws, fangs and long, beautiful hair. She is typically spotted on a shore, washing her hair.
A-Yokai-A-Day: Nurikabe | Matthew Meyer
Today’s yokai is extremely well-known and popular in Japan, made famous by Mizuki Shigeru’s yokai stories. However, like many of Mizuki’s works, it has its history way back in the ghost stories of the Edo period. If we look back at the original monster scroll paintings that started the whole Edo period yokai mania, we’ll … Continue reading A-Yokai-A-Day: Nurikabe
Mythological Creatures in Japanese Folklore and Pop Culture
Japan is home to numerous intriguing demon and ghost tales. Share images, videos and stories involving the legendary creatures in this thread. http://i.imgur.com/mon8EpF.png Yokai (妖怪) Image Database List of Legendary Creatures from Japan One of the most well-known demons is Kappa (河童).
8 Free Japanese Learning Resources
If you read this post about how much (or how little) language learning has to cost, then you'll no doubt be very pleased to find the follow up post here today on the blog. Yay! Today I'm going to share with you everything I've used to learn Japanese that is completely free. Well, some of them...