Category: yokai

  • 10 Videogame Characters Inspired By Japanese Folklore

    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

  • Three Chinese Fables to Guide Your Life

    Three Chinese Fables to Guide Your Life

    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 […]

  • The Curry of Life

    The Curry of Life

    Ingredients for the Curry of Life 2 tbsp cooking oil  1/2 lb of beef stew meat Salt 1 yellow onion, sliced  2 tsp cayenne pepper  8 oz Crushed tomatoes 2 Carrots, peeled and chopped 1 Russet potato, peeled and cubed  2 1/4 cups beef stock  Hot Curry Roux, 1 pack of S&B Curry  Hot sauce […]

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

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