In Japanese folklore the female demon (oni) Hannya figures prominently. Often depicted in traditional Noh and Bunraku plays using a wooden mask of a fierce and grimacing horned demon, this malicious entity may be Japan’s most well-known demon. An ancient legend recalls how the female Hannya persecuted all who attempted to pass through the Rashomon… Read More Hannya – (A Japanese She-Demon)
Famous old Kiso Kaido. Historic walk between two post towns that links Kyoto with Edo.
Sad news about a fellow Japanese historian who achieved a lot studying and writing about Japanese history. http://www.dailyjournal.net/index.php/view/obit/16748/#.Ur8Ejfs17O6
Welcome to my blog. I have been a student of Japanese history/archaeology, religion and culture for nearly 20 years. I say student because I am still studying and learning. Until the day I die I do not think I will ever stop studying about Japan.