Yokai Podcast 20: “The Disappearance of Aikawa” (Part 1)

Yokai Podcast 20: “The Disappearance of Aikawa” (Part 1) – A Monster Guys Podcast Presentation

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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 month’s Yokai Tales Podcast is Part 1 of 2 titled, *“The Disappearance of Aikawa”. It is a story about not just one yokai, but many, centered around the life and pursuit of a university professor struggling to answer some of life’s most puzzling questions.

Our story today, written and narrated by C. Michael McGannon does, however, feature prominently the yokai, Gashadokuro, and several other yokai and realms are hinted at. Part 2 of “The Disappearance of Aikawa” will reveal many more in next month’s episode.

Thank you for the privilege of sharing these stories with you. Please enjoy!


Music: “Deep Blue – Bensound.com
Music: “Enigmatic – Bensound.com

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/gashadokuro/

matthewmeyericonDiscover the world of Matthew Meyer:

Website: www.Yokai.com
Patreon: www.patreon.com/osarusan
Blog: www.MatthewMeyer.net
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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“The Disappearance of Aikawa” is Copyright © 2017 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.