Saturday, 1 June 2019

inō mononoke roku

Located in the city of Miyoshi, near Hiroshima, where the protagonist of the titular Edo-era saga faced a gauntlet of thirty yōkai (previously) over thirty days, Japan has opened its first museum dedicated to the country’s rich folklore tradition, seeded with an endowment of over five thousand manuscripts and artefacts donated by the estate of an ethnographer and researcher named Koichi Yumoto. Learn more and receive a guided tour of the latest addition to an ensemble of collections in the area from Open Culture at the link above.