Yokai: Cataloging the Unknowable

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Last year I did a virtual talk with the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I gave a brief history of yokai and the tradition of collecting and categorizing them which has existed for hundreds of years and continues to this day. I also spoke about the challenges that arise from even attempting to catalog something that is, by definition, unknowable. I also told a few yokai stories, then took questions from the audience.

It was a really fun talk, and I hope to do it again some time!

You can view the talk on Youtube below: