Yokai are fascinating creatures. But they are also part of the classical culture of Japan ranging from the modern era to the Meiji Era or any other of Japanese history.
“One day at primary school we finally got the internet and what was one of the first things I searched for? Godzilla of course. “
The Japanese archipelago has been occupied by humans for at least 38,000 years but Japan underwent rapid transformations only in the last 3,000 years, first from foraging to wet-rice farming, and then to a technologically advanced imperial state.
“Finding out she can make money by killing about 25 slimes a day she does just that… for 300 years.”
Thunderbolt Fantasy is a Japanese-Taiwanese Puppet show
“I’ve talked about the Blob before. In Japan in 1958 there was a somewhat similar concept of a monster but brought to us by Toho (that’s the Godzilla people).”
In Japan they represent good fortune as well as a righteous and noble spirit.
First coming out in 2012, Girls und Panzer is an anime and manga franchise about a fictional sport called sensha-dō or tankery as it’s called in the dub.
Lupin the Third is something of an obscure yet playful icon. The series has been running in some form pretty much non-stop since 1967.
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Hosei University have discovered a new species of large, tropical centipede of genus Scolopendra in Okinawa and Taiwan.