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.
November 1st, 2014
Episode 76 of 179 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.