Webinar Conversation |Yōkai Past and Present – 03/25

This webinar will be a lively conversation between two experts in yōkai, Michael Dylan Foster (Professor of Japanese, folklore and literature, UC Davis) and Zack Davisson (yōkai expert, author, translator of Mizuki Shigeru manga). Foster will examine the evolving roles of yōkai in Japanese history, folklore, literature and theater, focusing on some of the most important and well known examples of these supernatural creatures. Davisson will explore the influence of yōkai on modern-day manga, anime, video games and other aspects of modern Japanese culture. The conversation will be moderated by Meher McArthur, JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles Art and Cultural Director and curator of the exhibition NATURE/SUPERNATURE.

Learn more and register HERE!

Asian Ghosts at AWP Converence

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I attended the American Writers and Writing Program (AWP) conference this weekend, where I did a panel on Asian Ghosts with M Thomas Gammarino, Leanne Dunic, and Khaty Xiong. It was a fascinating panel and I was honored to be a part of it.

Afterwards, one of the attendees showed me her sketchbook. She had been live sketching the panel, and did an amazing job!