Few things changed my life like the JET Program. How different things would be if I had never gotten on that plane to Japan, a place I had never been before. Its an honor to be celebrated as one of their notable alumni.
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.
A new book coming from the Museum of International Folk Art with contributions from the superstars of yokai studies, including… Zack Davisson! This is going to be an invaluable resource and a great book!