The spooky side of Sanyutei Encho

Aug 11, 2015

The spooky side of Sanyutei Encho

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For all sorts of reasons, summer is the season of ghosts in Japan. Accordingly, The University Art Museum in Tokyo is presenting an exhibition of work connected to Meiji Era (1867-1912) storyteller Sanyutei Encho (1839-1900). Encho practised the art of rakugo, a traditional and ...

| Aug 12, 2008

It's ghost season in Japan — who you gonna call?

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If there are eerie goings-on in the neighborhood — and Halloween is still two months off — it could be because Japan’s traditional “ghost season” maxes out at this time of the year. While belief in the afterlife and in wandering spirits kept from ...