Yokai Podcast 6: Mujina (The Wonderful Tea Kettle) – A Monster Guys Podcast Presentation

Yokai Podcast 6: Mujina (The Wonderful Tea Kettle) – A Monster Guys Podcast Presentation

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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.

matthewmeyermujinaThe Monster Guys reach back to the turn of the century for a classic Yokai tale as retold by Teresa Peirce Williston in the book Japanese Fairy Tales, narrated by C. Michael McGannon.

It’s a story about the shapeshifting Mujina, a curious little badger in yokai lore; a tale that has stood the test of time with various translations and tellings.

D.C. & C. Michael McGannon bring you this delightful little story and a short discussion following, about the Mujina. Enjoy!

The above artwork Copyright © Matthew Meyer. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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 Mujina at: http://yokai.com/mujina/

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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