I'm learning Japanese and would like to broaden my learning with some references to read about paranormal lore/conspiracies/stuff, and some recs for some horror? Any media will do.
In return I can tell you the one source I have at all: Saya in Underworld's blogspot (apparently 4chan thinks I'm spamming when I post the url sooo)
This isn't very helpful but Wikipedia has a huge list of Yokai and their descriptions. spiraphobia is a blog on tumblr that shares assorted Japanese horror things. Unfortunately, I don't know of too many places that write about Japanese folklore other than the occasional "Hanako the toilet ghost" ones but if you are looking for horror movies I highly recommend NOROI: The Curse. If you are just interested in seeing yokai related things, you could always try watching the children's film The Great Yokai War. If you are just looking for eery/creepy Japanese stuff in general and don't mind sitting through manga there is always Uzumaki and Kijin Gahou.
This site will be your new best friend, although sadly it has died and must be viewed through archives.
There's also this.
I wish I could get in contact with the owner and get that site revived, it was awesome.
inyuasha has all the classic Japanese paranormal legends in it. plus it's anime, desu.
there was a reference to to those guys in the hit animated cartoon series arthur. allegedly these little guys live in rivers and the only way to defeat these water demons is to trick them into bowing.
this little guy is the hairy cousin of the Kappa, his name is Hyosube and hes very pleased to meet you.
Oh fuck no. My sister tried to get me to watch that and I couldn't stand the dub, sub, or manga, it's just a shitty series.
Mushishi is great. It's not supposed to actually be Japan, but it feels like feudal Japan a bit. But it's a great series, some sad stories, some awesome ones...but it's also so very tranquil. And it's just a cool series.
>implying the rest isn't equally /x/-related
I have some illustrations for you OP from a book called Gazu Hyakki Yak?.
Which is, of course, all up on Wikipedia with translations.
>Half of /jp/ and a significant minority of /a/ are learning Japanese.
Hope that works out
Laugh if you like, but fluency in a second language looks great on a resume. The chubby weeaboo on /jp/ today will in twenty years be a tenured sociology professor or Junior VP of Sales (Asian division). It's the long game that counts. It's also a lot easier to be successful at a job that incorporates your passions than in one you're indifferent to.
Yeah I could have decided against Japanese because "ohh weeaboo" but I just don't care, it's interesting to learn and clicks with me instinctively. Also I live on the east coast and there is a bulk of the people around who are native Asian (many Korean) so finding a Japanese community here isn't difficult, especially in bigger cities.
That and I didn't want to learn the other relevant foreign language around: Brazilian Portuguese.
Onmyouji I and II two movies about Abe no Seimei. Lot's of yokai and evil spirits and such.
See pic. There's nothing wrong with learning Japanese, just don't go around talking in kawaii pocky neko ecchi pantsu speak all the time.
My favoritu nippon paranormu monstru is da dirty froot monstru.
Essesntially, a giant disembodied food appears in your house and demands that
you bathe it. If you refuse to bathe it the foot will linger in your house like a rude guest.
How absolutley horrifying
To OP or anyone else on /x/ learning Japanese, I would highly recommend this book (pic related) and the other books in the series. Each one has 99 stories that are similar to what you'd find in nope threads here except told in 3rd person and set in modern Japan. The stories are short, like 2-3 pages, the sentences use typical grammar but nothing super complicated and there aren't too many difficult vocabulary words. They're pretty entertaining and have been great learning resources for me. The series is ????? and the author is ????.
Pretty nice website about japanese monsters/ghosts:
This myth is pretty awesome:
>Read up on Gashadokuro
>Giant, indestructible, invisible skeletons
>Only detectable by a ringing sound in your ear
It's a special kind of hell.
Oh look, 4chan in yokai form.
>implying youkai aren't cute little girls who shoot lasers and bullets in pretty floral patterns
I was watching a stream that featured found footage type horror as well as a "horror detective", the shows basically over now and there's no archive unfortunately
there was this video of a car going around in a parking garage that made me jump a little
nvm another episode started
this is the title logo I think, nothing comes up on google though
>It appears famously in a rather brutal version of the folktale Uriko-hime, in which it devours
the beloved melon-princess on her wedding day, wears her flayed skin to impersonate her, and is then
found out and beaten to death
Yeah it's 4chan alright.
Now you can see what you are missing.
Many's the time I've had a smoke in my bondage toilet over the kappa pool. Very relaxing.
Seija confirmed for 4chan 2hu
No. Actually. It fucking isn't.
Mœbius is a self taught French illustrator who uses gouache and Indian ink.
This has nothing to do with heavy bamboo brush japanese ink work, or woodblock printing.
So stop talking out your ass you lying sack of shit.
Touhous are spooky
hey. relax, taco. you can correct a lying sack of shit nimrod fuck knob without resorting to hyperbole and rude language.