*FREE (ENGLISH PROGRAM)
It’s August, and that means it’s Obon season and the perfect time to learn about Japanese folklore! Join us for a special program dedicated to yōkai, supernatural entities and spirits that appear in many Japanese tales. Yōkai play an important role in modern Japan, as they not only appear in folklore narratives told to children, but also feature in video games, manga, and anime. Yōkai have become increasingly popular in the U.S. with the spread of Japanese pop culture, like the video game series Yokai Watch.
Professor Michael Dylan Foster from UC Davis will be sharing his knowledge on the world of yōkai along with Matthew Meyer, a popular yōkai artist. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Japanese folklore, its traditional roots, and how both still play a role in Japan today!
Date and Time
U.S. – Monday, August 16th, 2021 @ 4:30PM (PDT)
Japan – Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 @ 8:30AM (Japan Time)
FREE! (Zoom link will be sent upon registration)