Yokai Explained. Part 2 – From Tsukumogami to Pokemon

Yokai Explained. Part 2 – From Tsukumogami to Pokemon

In the second part of Yokai Explained, I’ll tell you how strict censorship made yokai superstars of the Edo period, which Japanese monster made a big fuss in 19th century London and New York and why in the 21st century we are still fascinated by yokai, creating more and more of them all the time.

Check out Japan Explained on Patreon to read episode notes and travel suggestions for the episode.

Also, check out my first Patron-exclusive bonus episode where I want to bring your attention to three yokai. They are not as famous as kappa or tanuki, yet their stories brilliantly illustrate why Japan has so many different yokai. The simple answer is – anything can become yokai. For a more detailed one check out this patron-only episode.

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