Yokai Podcast 16: “The Swordsman and The Storm” (Tengu) – 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.
Happy New Year from The Yokai Podcast! This week we meet one of D.C.’s favorite yokai … the Tengu!
Mixing history, a legendary swordsman, the king of the Tengu, and several elements from both folklore and Japanese religion, The Monster Guys share an original story about the Tengu titled, “The Swordsman and The Storm”.
Stay tuned for a discussion about the topic after the story. Thanks!
As always it is our pleasure and privilege to share with you each week through the power and wonder of storytelling!
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 Kitsune at: http://yokai.com/daitengu/ (Also see the links below his article for links to Kotengu and Sōjōbō !)
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 Swordsman and The Storm” is Copyright © 2017 by D.C. McGannon. For permission and other information about this and other stories by D.C. McGannon or C. Michael McGannon, contact us here.