popular culture is replete with references to ghosts, demons, shapeshifters,
and monsters (yokai). Anyone who watches Japanese anime, reads Japanese manga,
or enjoys Japanese films or literature will have come across references to
yokai. But why should we be wary of foxes or tanuki (badger dogs)? What happens
if you run into a nurikabe (damp wall)? In this course, we will learn how to
"arm ourselves with knowledge" to be able to understand the power and
influence of the monster culture in Japan.
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