Happy Halloween! This month at RESOBOX, speaker Charles Dunbar visits to discuss spirits from Japanese folklore called yokai. While these spirits aren’t inherently “evil”, their backgrounds and symbolisms are sure to give you a fright!
From the Meiji period to today, Japanese monsters have fascinated audiences around the world with their unique critters, creepy stories, and elaborate artwork. This lecture explores the weird world of yokai from the 17th century to the modern world, and how yokai lore have changed with- and changed- Japan.
More About Yokai
■ Charles Dunbar is also writing a series about yokai on our blog! Here are his first two articles:
■ Plus, a similar yokai workshop will be held for kids after our open house on Sunday, October 26th! More information →
About the Speaker
Charles Dunbar is a longtime anime fan and professional culture lecturer and editor. Since 2009, he has presented at over 75 events, on topics pertaining to anime, anime fandom, Japanese sacred culture, the films of Hayao Miyazaki, cross-culture trade, and mythology in media. He also is a founder of the website StudyofAnime.com, and is currently working on a series of books adapted from his lectures and presentations.