Yokai Podcast 19: “The Ogre of Rashomon” (Ibaraki dōji) – A Monster Guys Podcast Presentation
Show Notes & Summary:
The Monster Guys present: The Yokai Podcast!
Each week, we will bring you a story about a specific yokai, followed by a brief discussion, bringing you interesting insights, historical information, and short illustrative stories – sometimes whimsical, sometimes serious, often scary or disturbing, but always mystical – about the wonderful world of Yokai.
This week we revisit a classic tale in Japanese folklore, “The Ogre of Rashomon” about Ibaraki dōji, one of the most feared demons to wreak havoc in Japan.
It is a story that was translated by Yei Theodora Ozaki in 1908, and is a well-known folktale in the history of Japan.
Join in for this wonderful story and a fun chat afterward. And please share!
As always it is our pleasure and privilege to share with you each week through the power and wonder of storytelling!
As much as we are granted permission, we will share the artwork of Matthew Meyer, yokai and Japanese culture author and illustrator, in reference to the yokai on the show. Matthew’s information is below. Please visit him and fall in love with the modern art and retelling of Japan’s mysterious yokai, through the eyes of someone who has devoted his career to researching and documenting them.
Learn even more about these yokai at: http://yokai.com/ibarakidouji/
Discover the world of Matthew Meyer:
His books: “The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons: A Field Guide to Japanese Yokai” & “The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits: An Encyclopedia of Mononoke and Magic (Yokai)”
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For permission and other information about this and other stories by D.C. McGannon or C. Michael McGannon, contact us here.