History of Japan

Isaac Meyer

Education, Higher Education

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This podcast, assembled by a PhD student in History at the University of Washington, covers the entire span of Japanese history. Each week we'll tackle a new topic, ranging from prehistoric Japan to the modern day.


Episode 75 - Kwaidan

November 1st, 2014

Episode 76 of 203 episodes

This week, we're going to take a look at the collection of supernatural stories published by American author and journalist Lafcadio Hearn, calledKwaidan. We'll look at Hearn's life and how he came to Japan, and also discuss the nature of one of the creatures he describes: theyuki onna,or snow woman. We'll close with a reading of Hearn's story on theyuki onna.

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