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Domesticating the Kappa, Or: What do Yokai Mean?
In-Person Talk “Domesticating the Kappa, Or: What do Yokai Mean?” Thursday, October 26 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (ET) In-person Event | Admission Free | Registration Required
Yōkai – traditional ghosts and monsters – have been a fixture of Japanese popular culture since its beginnings in the 17th century. Now, with the global popularity of Japanese comics and animation, these fascinating creatures have come to haunt the imagination of people the world over. But what are they? And why have they endured for so long?
Offering the kappa or water imp as a case study, this talk will explore the surprising range of meanings with which Japanese culture has invested ... view more »