Yokai Podcast 7: Ao Andon (Blue Lantern Ghost) – 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.
There is a game to play. It’s a game to conjure ghosts. One ghost in particular … the Ao Andon!
Tell 100 stories with your friends and you may come face to face with the Blue Lantern Ghost, but most never meet her. Their fears stop them at the 99th story. (In our story tonight, the tables are turned, and it’s a gathering of yokai that play the game.)
The game is called hyakumonogatari kaidankai – a gathering of one hundred ghost stories, and by the light of 100 candles, it may be the most frightening game you’ll ever play!
Join D.C. and C. Michael McGannon in a tragic short story* titled, “The Gathering”. Following the tale, The Monster Guys will share some insights into this legend and some of the history and lore surrounding it.
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 Ao Andon at: http://yokai.com/aoandon/
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:
*”The Gathering” is an original short story written by D.C. McGannon and narrated by D.C. McGannon, C. Michael McGannon, Cheyenne Zumwalt, and Holly L. McGannon. Copyright © 2016 by D.C. 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.