In our eighth themed episode, we talk about the supernatural Japanese creatures and phenomena known as yōkai. We discuss eight different yōkai ladies (or types of yōkai ladies), including Kuchisake-onna, Nikusui, Ubume, Jorōgumo, Hanako-san, Datsueba, Yama-uba, and Shikome.
Cover art using illustrations by Matthew Meyer of yokai.com.
The Book of Yōkaiby Michael Foster
An Introduction to Yōkai Cultureby Kazuhiko Komatsu
Studio Ghibli characters influenced by Japanese folklore
Kuchisake onna - All About Asia
Sai no Kawara (Sainokawara), Jizo, Judges of Hell (Underworld), Japanese Buddhism Dictionary Project
river of three crossings | Dictionary of Buddhism
The Encyclopedia of Spiritsby Judika Illes