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Art Geisha Podcast

E73A Adopted into the Geisha World

E73A Adopted into the Geisha World

Show Notes for episode 73A of our Podcast – Adopted into the Geisha World. Story Notes Our story now looks into the life of the woman called. Mineko Iwasaki, a woman who was actually interviewed for the book Memoirs of a Geisha. Her original name was Masako Tanaka Still alive[...]

Art Literature Podcast Poetry

E71 Hidden Names

E71 Hidden Names

Show Notes for episode 71 of our Podcast – Hidden Names. Story Notes Our first episode during Womens History Month so I wanted to do an episode on 3 women I have come across in my time making the website and they are women we do not know the names[...]

Art Festivals Podcast Theatre

B19 Forgotten Pantomime – Gigaku

B19 Forgotten Pantomime – Gigaku

Show Notes for bonus 19 of our Podcast – Forgotten Pantomime – Gigaku. Story Notes Today we talk of an almost forgotten part of Japanese History. Japanese pantomime. Known as Gigaku. Now as for its origins it looks like it was an import from Korea during the Nara Period around[...]

Art Food Games Literature Podcast Religion Yokai

B17 Frolicking Animals (Chōjū-giga)

B17 Frolicking Animals (Chōjū-giga)
Chōjū-giga

Show Notes for bonus 17 of our Podcast – Frolicking Animals. (Chōjū-giga) Story Notes We return to Kyoto as we often do on our show, this time to a temple known as Kōzan-ji. It is not really a centralised temple in Kyoto, located in the north-west outskirts of the city.[...]

Art Folklore Literature Podcast Poetry

E66C Tattooing – The Suikoden

E66C Tattooing – The Suikoden

Show Notes for episode 66C of our Podcast – Tattooing – The Suikoden. Story Notes So lets us bring to a close our episodes on the history of tattoos.  We have mentioned throughout the popularity of the heroes from the Suikoden so I feel it makes sense to bring it[...]

Art Folklore Podcast Proverb Religion Yokai

E66B Tattooing – Animal Imagery

E66B Tattooing – Animal Imagery

Show Notes for episode 66B of our Podcast – Tattooing – Animal Imagery. Story Notes Well today I must start off by saying the Dragon which I was calling Yamato no Orochi is Yamata no Orochi. I completely misread the name and have been doing so for years!   So[...]

Art Festivals Gods and Goddesses Podcast Poetry Religion

E66A Tattooing – A History

E66A Tattooing – A History

Show Notes for episode 66A of our Podcast – Tattooing a History. Story Notes Now first off I want to say there was an unfortunate death in my family recently, hence the break in episodes. But we are here now. And I am much better than I was.   But[...]

Art Mountains Podcast Poetry

EP41 Hokusai

EP41 Hokusai

Show Notes for episode 41 of our Podcast – Hokusai. Story Notes Hokusai, is the name he is most well known by, but his given name when he was born in 1760 was Tokitaro. Born some believe in the Warigesui section of the Honjo District in Edo.  People believe his[...]