It's back to Japan to explore another fascinating yokai on this week's episode! Sources: Nakau, Ei, and Noriko Yamamoto. Ukiyoe De Miru Obake Zukan. Paintanashonaru. Yoda, Hiroko, et al. Yokai Attack!: The Japanese Monster Survival Guide. Kodansha International, 2008. https://yokai.com/umibouzu/ https://nioh.wiki.fextralife.com/Umi-Bozu https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umib%C5%8Dzu https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seto_Inland_Sea https://research.nhm.org/pdfs/3729/3729.pdf #cryptid #cryptozoology #season2 #yokai #umibozu #japan #folklore #japanesefolklore All content on this site, both audio and/or visual is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. of The Cryptidbits Podcast
Uncanny Japan - Japanese Folklore, Folktales, Myths and Language
The third Monday of July is Umi no Hi (海の日), Marine Day, so this month on Uncanny Japan I decided to talk about three otherworldly ocean creatures: Ship Goddesses, Boat Ghosts, and Sea Monks. Funa dama (船霊), funa yurei (船幽霊), and umi bozu (海坊主). This month's Bedtime Story (over on Patreon) is a folktale I translated called: The Umbrella Sea Monster. Notes: The intro/outro music of Uncanny Japan is a song by Christiaan Virant (from the album Ting Shuo).