This week, we’re talking about one of Japan’s most famous collections of supernatural tales, the fantastic Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of Moonlight and Rain) from 1776.
Young, Blake Morgan. “Ueda Akinari: Scholar, Poet, Writer of Fiction.” PhD Dissertation, University of British Columbia, 1976. Available here.
Zolbrod, Leon and Akinari Ueda. Ugetsu Monogatari: Tales of Moonlight and Rain.
2 thoughts on “Episode 355 – Tales of Moonlight and Rain”
That Legend of the White Snake is definitely a twist on the typical “my wife is the animal I rescued ten years ago” trope in Japanese folklore.
This was a fun episode. I love yokai. Is there any way you could do a more folkloristics-centered episode on stories like these? Or just an episode on Toriyama Sekien?
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