Uncanny Japan – Japanese Myths, Folktales, Superstitions, History and Language

Uncanny Japan – Japanese Myths, Folktales, Superstitions, History and Language

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Speculative fiction writer, long-term resident of Japan and Bram Stoker Award finalist Thersa Matsuura explores all that is weird from old Japan—strange superstitions, folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures she digs up while doing research for her writing.

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  • Summer Festival Part 2: Games and Dancing (Ep. 131)

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  • Summer Festival: Outfits and the Eats (Ep. 130)

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  • "Concerning Tea"... a reading (Ep. 129)

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  • Raijū: The Thunder Beast (Ep. 128)

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  • Story Time: Yuki Onna (by Lafcadio Hearn) (Ep. 127)

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