Monthly Archives: February 2013

And Now For Something Completely Different . . . (10th Post, Hurray!)

Thanks to Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, we finally know what Yo Gabba Gabba would look like if it was made by Japan: Let’s take a closer look shall we? I’m just going to say this: the green one is my favorite. … Continue reading

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Yōkai Poetry: Kamaitachi

Kamaitachi A night in August / Three weasel brother running / On the mountain winds //  – Sharpest claws in sickle hues / Effortlessly run / Unseen on the wind, but known // – The first brother’s fat / Strikes … Continue reading

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Yōkai Poetry: Nurikabe

Nurikabe Summer moonlight sits / On a forest in darkness / Silent wall standing // – Unseen by the naked eye / Skin like cold cement / Toes wiggling on earthy mats // – Man pushes forward / Pressing hands … Continue reading

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Just a Quick Schedule Update

Hello folks, I’d just like to point out that I’m still trying to devise a schedule for my postings.  Due to my overload in schoolwork (five courses will do that to you), I’ve decided that I’m going to start doing … Continue reading

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Academic Spree Day Poll

Hey folks.  I hope you’ve been enjoying what I’ve been uploading.  Right now I need to take a poll on something.  I have big plans to sign up for my school’s Academic Spree Day this coming April, and I plan … Continue reading

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Yōkai Poetry: Karakasa-obake

Karakasa-obake Summer moon walking / Over a silent village / The sound of hopping // – Breeze brushing on paper skin / Bamboo bones showing / Single foot hopping behind // – A lone, young peasant / Walks on a … Continue reading

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The Etymology of Yōkai

I know what you’re asking yourself; what are yōkai?  The answer is both easy and difficult.  The first thing to do tackling this question is to examine the etymology behind the word in its native language: 妖怪 = ghost, phantom, apparition, … Continue reading

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