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Episode 91 – Japanese Folklore

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In this episode, Cody and Chris head east (or west?) to bring you folklore from Japan. First, Chris talks about Japanese monsters known as Yokai and focuses on the Makuragaeshi-a mostly malevolent creature that tricks people by flipping their pillows (gasp!). Then, Cody shares another type of Yokai called Tsukumogami, or a regular household object that comes to life after 100 years. Next, Chris discusses water creatures called Kappa that obsess over a bejeweled lifeforce contained within the human butthole. You read that right. Finally, Cody talks about the Heikegani crab, a real creature that appears to have a Samurai mask coming out of its back. Drinks this week are Ramune Soda and (an accidental) Raspberry Sparkletini.


Advisory: 0s-:20s
Intro Music: :20s-:46s
Topic: :46s-3:25M
Drinks: 3:25m-5:25m
History: 5:25m-11:15m
Makuragaeshi: 11:15m-17:18m
Tsukumogami: 17:18m-25:24m
Commercial: 25:24m-25:54m
Kappa: 25:54m-33:00m
Heikegani Crabs: 33:00m-37:32m
Believer: 37:32m-40:00m
Skeptic: 40:00m-43:23m 
Creep of the Week: 43:23m-45:26m
Sign Off: 45:26m-46:37m
Outro Music: 46:37m-46:58m

Original Music: “Halloween Pumpkin” found at https://www.purple-planet.com

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Links

History-
https://www.jrpass.com/blog/folktales-of-japan#:~:text=Japan's%20folktales%20and%20mythology%20were,powerful%20sun%20goddess%20of%20Japan.
https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/japanese-mythology

Tsukomogami-
https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Kasa-Obake
https://mysideofthelaundryroom.wordpress.com/2017/07/24/kasa-obake/
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Tsukumogami
https://thewillowweb.com/2016/02/18/tsukumogami-japans-household-spirits/

Makuragaeshi-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makuragaeshi
http://yokai.com/makuragaeshi/
http://matthewmeyer.net/blog/2013/10/20/a-yokai-a-day-makura-gaeshi/

Heikegani 
https://listverse.