Yokai Podcast 13: Yuki Onna – 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 Yuki Onna is renown throughout Japan, and throughout the world. She is one of folklore’s more popular women of story, and rightly so. Here D.C. & Michael share a tale from Lafcadio Hearn’s classic collection: Kwaidan – Japanese Ghost Stories.
Though this is the more recognized presentation about the Yuki Onna in our modern era, the Snow Woman is known by many other names and through many other stories. We discuss many of these variations and their similarities to other women of folklore from around the world.
Please enjoy this story and the brief discussion following the tale about the Yuki Onna. Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter and lend your voice to our continuing conversation, through story and discussion, about Japanese Yokai!
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 Yuki Onna at: http://yokai.com/yukionna/
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:
For permission and other information about this and other stories by D.C. McGannon or C. Michael McGannon, contact us here.