Uncanny Japan - folklore and culture

An Arts, Literature and Society podcast
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Uncanny Japan explores all that is weird from old Japan. Strange superstitions, old wives tales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures dug up while doing research for my writing, and I want to share them with you here.

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After coming to live in Japan (1890), Lafcadio Hearn listened intently to the folk stories and ghostly tales that were related to him. He then wrote them down in English, adding his own unique style and began publishing books of his gathered observ…
There are two types of tengu: the karasu/crow tengu and the hanadaka/long-nosed tengu. They're both awesome martial artists and fearsome foes, among other things.  On episode 32, I'll introduce you to these two super cool Japanese yokai and tell yo…
Story Time is a little bit different than the usual Uncanny Japan podcast. Instead of me telling you about some interesting, odd, or spooky tidbit, I'll be reading you a story. This is something I do over on Patreon once a month. There I call them …

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acquilkey reviewed this podcast on Sep 23rd, 2018
"Really great podcast - interesting and PERFECT to listen to right before bed."
SallyRide reviewed this podcast on Mar 12th, 2019
"I first started listening to this show right about episode 5 or so. Then with a phone crash and a change in jobs I lost track of the show for over a year. I was delighted to find it again and realize that the storytelling was practically unchanged, while production quality had greatly improved. I hope she keeps this podcast going for as long as it gives her and her fans joy. "

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Oct 30th, 2016
Latest Episode
Apr 15th, 2019
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