Announcing H.A.I.A.N: The Pillow Book, An Interactive Game Journey Through Haian-Era JapanArt, asia, asian studies, choose your own adventure, Confucianism, education, fable, fairytale, folklore, folkloresque, folklorist, game based learning, game Ideas, game studies, gaming, haiku, history, interactive fiction, japan, japanese cinema, japanese folklore, japanese language, japanese literature, japanese mythology, japanese video games, japanese videogames, jrpg, kojiki, language, literary fiction, literary nonfiction, literature, Ludology, material culture, narrative design, popular culture, Popular Culture Studies, shinto, shintoism, storytelling, user research, videogames, visual novel, writingArtistic Pursuits, Betrayal, Buddhist Practices, Choice Matters, Court Games, Court Politics, Courtly Love, Deception, Falling Rank, Forbidden Love, Friendship, Gender Roles, Heian Court Life, Historical Fiction, Influence, Interactive Narrative, Intrigue, japanese culture, japanese history, Japanese Traditions, Japanophile, Lady Murasaki, Manipulation, Power Struggles, Rising Rank, Rumor Mill, Sei Shonagon, Shinto Worship, visual novel
“Enter the world of Heian Japan in ‘H.A.I.A.N’, a narrative-driven game where you play as Saki, a young court lady trying to navigate the treacherous waters of court politics. Will you spread rumors to gain favor, or will you stay true to your principles and risk falling in rank? Explore the beauty and culture of…
10 Videogame Characters Inspired By Japanese FolkloreAcademia, animal crossing, anime, Anthropology, Art, asia, asian studies, digital communities, folklore, folkloresque, folklorist, japan, japanese cinema, japanese folklore, japanese mythology, japanese video games, japanese videogames, jrpg, kojiki, Mythology, nihon shoki, pokemon, popular culture, shinto, shintoism, videogames, writing, yokai, zelda#hinduism, #ontology, #symbology, amaterasu, anime, anthropologist, anthropology, Art, augmented reality, buddhism, Confucianism, confucius, culture, daoism, digital religion, digital sociology, Dissertation, east asian studies, festivals, folklore, folkloresque, folklorist, gamification, gashadokuro, gradschool, halloween, himiko, hotarubi, hungry ghosts, japanese, japanese folklore, japanese mythology, japanese studies, japanese videogames, kanto, kappa, kyoto, literature, mononoke, Mythology, nintendo, nurikabe, ocarina of time, okami, osaka, religions, religious studies, research, shinto, shintoism, shrines, taoism, tendai, Thesis, Travel Blog, videogames, virtual communities, virtual reality, virtual religion, yo-kai watch, yokai, yurei, zelda
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…
Three Chinese Fables to Guide Your LifeAcademia, Adventure, Anthropology, Art, asia, asian studies, folklore, inspiration, literary fiction, literary nonfiction, Mythology, philosophy, study abroad, the university of missouri, the writers life, Thought Provoking, Travel, travel writing, travelblog, travelblogger, traveler, writing, yokaiasian studies, backpacker, Backpacking, Bian Heh, buddhism, chan, China, chinese, Chinese studies, chu, chuwen, Confucianism, east asian studies, fable, folklore, lao tzu, laotzi, legend, literary studies, narrative, novelist, parable, philosopher, philosophy, storytelling, Tao, tao te ching, taoism, travel, travelblog, Traveling, writers life, zen
Many Chinese fables tell an entertaining story to illustrate a moral lesson. Here are a few such stories. Stopping Halfway, Never Comes One’s Day In the Warring States Period, in the state of Wei lived a man called Leyangtsi. His wife was very angelic and virtuous, who was loved and respected dearly by the husband. One day, Leyangtsi…
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Keeping with the dualistic nature of Epic literature to be a hero requires great tragedy. One must all at once bring and preserve life while taking it. Within this text, war is clearly demarcated as a symbol of achieving glory.