Archive for the 'Mythology' Category

Researching Japanese Religions on the Web (1) – General

Where to start? I’ve been collecting links to web sites on Japanese religions for quite some time now, mostly while doing research for my thesis. With this five-part series series of posts, I’ll try to put them in some sort of order. This first post in the series will just give you some links to sites that deal with Japanese religion(s) in general. The rest of the posts will follow the pattern of Shintō and Folk Religion – Buddhism – Christianity – shinshūkyō (New Religions), which seems to be the norm with most printed standard works on the subject.

Continue reading ‘Researching Japanese Religions on the Web (1) – General’

For all you Mizuki Shigeru fans out there

Separated at birth?
Nurikabe IINurikabe III
To the left, the Edo-era emaki character now thought to be the inspiration for Nurikabe (ぬりかべ), the popular yōkai character from Gegege no Kitarō; to the right, the Mizuki version)

(via Blue Moa)

Edit: Speaking of yōkai, here’s a great post from Pink Tentacle on O-nyudo.

Kappa!


These are far scarier specimen than anything Akutagawa has ever described. Even more so because of the quasi-scientific nature of the description.

Check out more sketches by Ito Keisuke here.


Categories

del.icio.us

RSS Japan News

  • Two 16-year-old students arrested for dumping body of newborn baby
  • Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor
  • New method of smuggline gold into Japan suspected
  • Kindergarten children stung by hornets
  • Yokohama man accused of dumping corpses of 2 Chinese women in Kanagawa
  • Venomous fire ants found in Kyushu for first time
  • Japan eyes removal of expressway over landmark Tokyo bridge
  • Hakuho sets new record with 1,048 career wins
  • Amazon blamed for Japan's deflation problem
  • Japan regulator warns small banks they must change to survive