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B15 The Courtesan’s AbyssB15 The Courtesan’s Abyss
Show Notes for bonus episode 15 of our Podcast – The Courtesan’s Abyss. Story Notes The story of The Courtesan’s Abyss take places in a gorge/waterfall located in Yamanashi Prefecture. In Japanese it goes by the name of Oiran Buchi. The area is known from an event from around the[...]
E64 To Hell and BackE64 To Hell and Back
Show Notes for episode 64 of our Podcast – To Hell and Back. Story Notes Listeners discretion advised for this episode. It is gory, and graphic, and due to the age of the document translated, sexist. Now you may recall this from Yasuke, but I mentioned a tale known as[...]
EP42A A Passion for Cherry BlossomsEP42A A Passion for Cherry Blossoms
Show Notes for episode 42A of our Podcast – A Passion for Cherry Blossoms. Story Notes In ancient Japan, blossoms were a symbol of new life, new beginnings. But this began to change through in second half of 19th century, accelerating dramatically in the 1930’s. They changed them to be[...]
EP41 HokusaiEP41 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[...]
EP34 OniEP34 Oni
Show Notes for episode 34 of our Podcast – Oni. Story Notes Translated over time as demon, ogre or devil. And we can find reference to them as far back as the 8th century. Perhaps former Shinto kami and there can be both male and female Oni, though female Oni[...]
B5 Peacock PowerB5 Peacock Power
Show Notes for bonus episode 5 of our Podcast – Peacock Power. Story Notes This is a tale on En no Ozunu, from Episode 22. This tale can be found in the nara ehon, now this is an over all term from what I can tell for woodblock printed book[...]
B3 Zenki and GokiB3 Zenki and Goki
Show Notes for bonus episode 3 of our Podcast – Zenki and Goki. Story Notes Zenki and Goki (前鬼 & 後鬼) are two well known Oni with strong associations with the founder of the Shugendō Religion, En no Gyōja. Said to have dwelt in the mountains ranges close to Nara,[...]
EP22 En the PilgrimEP22 En the Pilgrim
Show Notes for episode 22 of our Podcast – En the Pilgrim. Story Notes En no Ozunu is an interesting man. Born in a time really before the Ninja, if anyone would have asked him if he considered himself to be one he would have just looked at you in[...]
EP14B Tales of FujiEP14B Tales of Fuji
Show Notes for EP14B of our Podcast – Hei! Say my Name. Tales of Fuji. Story Notes Lake Motosu Now, after researching this lake I have been unable to find any stories linked to it. So if I am missing something, and if you’re listening an no I story I[...]