Archive for Folk Religion

Uchimura Kanzō’s “Consolations”

Sep 19, 2016 No Comments by

One of the texts I am working through for my dissertation is Uchimura Kanzō’s Consolations of a Christian. It has never  been translated into English before, outside of the two chapters I have translated recently (and a few bits here and there by John Howes and others.) One of the things I have discovered is just how […]

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Manga Review: Mushishi

Apr 27, 2010 4 Comments by

Primarily, Mushishi is a manga centering around Ginko, a “Mushishi” loosely translated as a Mushi-man, or Mushi-user, who travels the Japanese countryside assisting in cases where members of local villages are plagued or haunted by “Mushi.” Japanese speakers will recognize the word, “mushi” which means “Insect” or “Bug.”  But in this case, mushi are elemental […]

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Update and new He Qi Interview

Jan 27, 2010 No Comments by

I’ve been investing my non-work cycles in preparing for my Japanese Popular Culture class at UMSL. We are currently discussing Roland Kelts’ Japanamerica. I know, I know…the below is still not Japanese popular culture, but I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. He Qi! At least it’s contemporary Asian culture! Tweet

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