Tag Archives: youkai

My New (and first!) Books!

Hey everyone, First off, I am so sorry I haven’t updated in a while, but I’ve been really busy lately writing two books on the yokai that I’m pleased to say will be available for purchase in early March 2015.  … Continue reading

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Big October News!

I’ve got some very exciting news!  I’ll be single-handedly presenting a lecture on the Yokai at Another Anime Convention 2013 in Manchester, New Hampsire!  I haven’t received exact details yet, but I’m super excited and I’m working on my presentation … Continue reading

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May 2013 ClarkU SPLASH Presentation: The Video!

I’ve been meaning to put this up for awhile now, but the wait is over!  The link below leads to my SPLASH course I presented back in May.  Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZMlvYH2708

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Yokai Tanka: Bake-zori

Zo-zori-zori, Running through an empty house Dancing in the dark Even without the humans The sandals will dance-dance-dance

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Ayakashi

Three days on the sea Rain falls upon a small boat Men gather their pails And gather the gallons of oil From the eel’s underbelly

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Sunekosuri

The wet mountainside Small creatures run through the rain The world is so loud Fur rubbing between the legs Goes unnoticed in the dark

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A-Tanka-A-Day: Hari-onago

Shikoku siren Smiling at me.  I wonder If that welcoming face Can rip out innocent hearts With the hair of claws she masks

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