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 Yōkai by Michael Foster
An Introduction to Yōkai Culture by Kazuhiko Komatsu
The Encyclopedia of Spirits by Judika Illes