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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
Tue 01.18.2011 11:13 - "Might as well post this here too!"




current mood: calm
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Monday, March 29th, 2010
Mon 03.29.2010 22:23 - Graphic Heroes, Magic Monsters: New Exhibition at The Japan Society in NYC

A note to those who live in the New York City area or who plan on visiting this spring. The Japan Society is featuring a new exhibition, Graphic Heroes, Magic Monsters: Japanese Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi from the Arthur R. Miller Collection.

The exhibition will remain on view through June 13th. A link to the Japan Society's website is here; a sampling of images from the exhibtion can be found here.

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Thursday, October 15th, 2009
Thu 10.15.2009 22:04 - Glimpse the Ghastly Innards of Japan's Folkloric Monsters

Link to fantastic illustrated cross-sections of yokai from Shigeru Mizuki's book Yōkai Daizukai:


More here.

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Monday, September 7th, 2009
Mon 09.07.2009 20:07 - I think this will be appreciated

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009
Wed 06.10.2009 13:27 - Yokai sculptures

Hello, I think this is my first post here.

Anyway... I came across a Japanese sculptor (Ryo Arai) who makes sculptures of yokai, they're really beautifully done. 

Here is the link: http://ebikani.org/youkai/hariko/mokuzi.htm
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Monday, February 9th, 2009
Mon 02.09.2009 05:40 - Akaname


Akaname, originally uploaded by Craig Arndt.

Akaname: A yokai known as the filth licker. You better keep your bath tub clean or one of these might sneak in and lick it clean, leaving an itchy saliva.

The first illustration for my next Yokai book. To spice things up I'm also going to have comics in this one explaining in better (and funnier) detail what some of these creatures are about.

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Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Mon 02.02.2009 21:16 - GegegeのSVU


A Kappa doing what Kappa do best
~Courtesy of Mizuki Shigeru~

(Guess who got a new 6 book+dvd art collection ^o~)/
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Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
Wed 06.25.2008 12:42

Lots of cool ghosts and yokai posted here. Some of them may be reposts. You can get bigger copies by clicking on them.

ETA: http://0rchid-thief.livejournal.com/655721.html?#cutid1
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Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
Tue 06.24.2008 11:30 - Shigeru Mizuki

I recently got these lovely Gegege no Kitaro card sets. Between the two it has 100 cards all featuring beautiful yokai art by Shigeru Mizuki, no two are the same. I wanna get them framed!!

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Friday, May 23rd, 2008
Fri 05.23.2008 21:15 - YOKAI FAGS REPRESENT

Who's gonna be at Fanime in San Jose tomorrow? Anybody want to meet at the screening of the live-action GeGeGe No Kitaro movie and have a big dumb monster party or something?
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Tuesday, May 13th, 2008
Tue 05.13.2008 13:19 - Goodmorning


I completed the set this morning (I think)!! I am a happy lady (^O^)/ and I figured this would be a good place to share (and gloat hahaha).

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Thursday, May 1st, 2008
Thu 05.01.2008 19:54 - From a recent anime convention

Kuchisake Onna cosplay :) (That's me on the far right)

There was an Asian horror panel at the convention and I walked into the middle of the room, raised my hand, waited till I was called on and went through the "Am I beautiful?" spiel.
When I removed my mask and asked the second time the guy responded,
"I've seen worse."

(Sorry if this counts as spam; I'm just proud of how my gore make-up turned out)
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Thu 05.01.2008 18:31 - Conversation between Shigeru Mizuki and Go Nagai

Apologies if this has already been posted here, but it's well worth reading again. =)
Translation of a 2002 interview with these two masters of monster manga, thanks to the AltJapan blog.
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Monday, April 28th, 2008
Mon 04.28.2008 19:01 - Monster Mondays: Long Wang


As part of the Dapper Cadaver blogs Monster Mondays, I bring you a king amongst Chinese Dragons - Long Wang!

Long Wang is a serene type of dragon and the specific dragon of the "Year of The Dragon" part of the Chinese zodiac. They presides over watery weather and scaly creatures like lizards and fish.

Being in charge of water and rain, Long Wangs often dribble themselves with dewdrops or come in floods.

The noble Long Wang does not understand why Westerners constantly snicker around it and laugh behind Long Wang's back.
Treat the mighty Long Wang with awe and respect.
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
Wed 04.02.2008 09:42

This Japanese artist does some ukiyo-e inspired artwork that sometimes depicts yokai.
His art is about as not safe for work as it can get. It is of a very sexual nature.
If you are under 18, at work, eating, pregnant, prone to heart conditions, a total prude, you must be this tall to ride, etc. you shouldn't look. And if you do anyways, don't fuss at me, because I warned you!


The splash page does not have anything terribly vulgar on it, but you can get an idea of the artwork to see if you want to pursue it farther.

If you want a preview of some of his work, it was just posted in kawaii_noir. This link goes directly to a bunch of uncut pictures, so all the previous warnings apply!


Mods: I understand if this isn't the sort of thing you want posted, so feel free to delete.

All that having been said, I think the art style is gorgeous. The lines have an almost baroque fineness and the colors are so translucent. The subject matter is modern and disturbing, but not violent. The yokai are damn cool, as always.
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Sunday, March 9th, 2008
Sun 03.09.2008 22:34 - Report on Washington DC gallery showing of "53 Stations of the Yokaido Road"

I wrote up my notes on the evening's presentations and also scanned in the gallery brochure. Enjoy.

"53 Stations of the Yokaido Road", Japan Information and Culture Center, Washington DC, March 5 2008.

current mood: accomplished
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Sun 03.09.2008 10:34 - It's me, Kitaro!

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Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
Sun 03.02.2008 15:24 - "53 Stations of the Yokaido Road"

On Wednesday night the Japan Information and Cultural Center in DC is presenting a talk and screening by Shigeru Mizuki (of Kitaro fame) on his ambitious new project, which is no less than a full series of woodblock prints in the style of the famous Hiroshige series "Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road", re-interpreted as "a haunted journey down a classic ukiyo-e, featuring GeGeGe no Kitaro". Mizuki has painted new yokai-loaded versions of all 53 classic prints, which are to be reproduced as limited edition woodblock prints by "the master woodcarvers and printmakers of our time" using "the exact procedures employed back in Hiroshige's day". Sounds like a yokai fan's dream. =)

Here's a link to the JICC mainpage with info on the exhibit.

And here's a link to Mizuki's publisher, Yanoman, which has great images of some of the prints--click on the block with the red arrow midway down the page.

(I wonder what they're going to cost...)
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
Wed 02.27.2008 18:05 - Monster-a-day: The Baku

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Today the Dapper Cadaver blog brings you the Japanese Baku, the monster that eats nightmares

Baku are described as something like a monster tapir, or more specifically, having a head something like an elephant, a body something like a large and fat horse, the mane of a lion, and the legs and paws of a tiger.

In your early waking moments, you may call for the Baku, or the Baku may find you while hunting nightmares. The Baku feeds on nightmares. Don't open your eyes though because seeing it may cause new ones. It uses it's trunk to hold the nightmares and suck them up like a vacuum cleaner. Once the nightmare is eaten, you won't remember it happening.

And this is why so many people forget their dreams right before they wake up.

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Thursday, February 14th, 2008
Thu 02.14.2008 13:50 - Monster-a-Day: Tanuki


Happy Valentines Day from Dapper Cadaver's Monster-a-Day blog! In honor of Valentines Day I dug deep into world folklore to find the sexiest monster to ever walk the earth. Sure voluptuous mermaids, seductive succubus, or studly centaurs are pretty hot, but for sheer sexiness, nothing is beats a big set of balls. And for big balls, nothing beats the Japanese Tanuki.

The Tanuki is a kind of Raccoon-Dog with a fat belly and a big hat. He's usually seen carrying a bottle of sake because he's drunk and rowdy, and an unpaid bill, which he will never pay. Tanuki also have gigantic balls, and since scrotum skin can change shape, Tanuki can wrap themselves in their own scrotums to turn into anything. Like most shapeshifters, Tanuki are rowdy, playful, lusty, and clever. Definitely a classic trickster, Tanuki run the gamut of being lucky like leprechauns to malicious like hobgoblins, but most falling in between - mischievous.

By now I've probably gotten you so steamed up your just dying to see those balls. Well, here are a few of my favorite Tanuki with giant balls images. Just google tanuki for thousands more. The Japanese love these guys and put them everywhere.


A giant Tanuki whose balls dwarf a tourist

Tanuki doing the classic "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" pose, except no one is covering their balls and they all have huge erections

Tanuki using their scrotums as drums and sleeping bags

Tanuki beating japanese business men silly with their giant balls

Wow. That was hot. That should put you love birds in the mood. Happy Valentines day!

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