Yokai Podcast 10: Nukekubi – 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 about the monster and the category of yokai it belongs to. We’ll bring 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.
The Nukekubi is a violent and dangerous yokai, with a thirst for human blood. Though not a vampire, the Nukekubi are a cursed creature that share many similarities to other Asian vampire-like monsters such as the Filipino Manananggal.
The Monster Guys discuss this and much more about this detached-head yokai!
Join D.C. & C. Michael McGannon, The Monster Guys, as they share an *original story titled “I’ve Lost My Head” inspired by the classic tale about the Rokuro-Kubi, as translated and retold by Lafcadio Hearn in “Kwaidan: Japanese Ghost Stories”
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 the Nukekubi at: http://yokai.com/nukekubi/
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)”
Discover more about The Monster Guys here:
*”I’ve Lost My Head” is an original short story written and narrated by C. Michael McGannon. Copyright © 2016 by C. Michael McGannon. All rights reserved. For permission and other information about this and other stories by D.C. McGannon or C. Michael McGannon, contact us here.