Yokai Podcast 3: Tsurube Otoshi – 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.
This week’s story centers around the humorous and brutal Tsurube Otoshi, a terrifying disembodied, and falling, head.
Forest wanderers beware, as the Tsurube Otoshi lies in wait for passers-by in attempts to crush or devour humans.
Discover more about this bizarre creature with a short story* titled, “The Forest of 1000 Lights” written by D.C. McGannon (narrated by C. Michael McGannon), followed by a brief, stimulating discussion about this 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 Sagari at: http://yokai.com/sagari/
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 Forest of 1000 Lights” is an original short story written by D.C. McGannon, and narrated by C. Michael 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.