Shigeru Mizuki

Discover the Supernatural World of Yokai at This Town in Tottori Prefecture!

When speaking about yokai, a class of supernatural monsters within Japanese folklore, one cannot help but be reminded of the late Mizuki Shigeru, the manga, author and historian who is known for his yokai related work. His passion for the world of yokai had led him to create manga and books about yokai, among which…

Shigeru Mizuki – Japan Loses the Creator Of Gegege No Kitaro

On the 30th of November 2015, the world bade goodbye to a renowned mangaka, Shigeru Mizuki (水木しげる). He had passed away at the ripe old age of 93 due to cardiac failure in a Tokyo hospital. He was most notable for his manga Gegege no Kitaro. Wartime experiences Besides manga, he is also known for…

Real Monster Town that Won’t Scare the Children

My 2.5-year-old daughter first introduced me to Yokai – mythical creatures in Japanese folklore. Some are mischievous while others are known to bring good fortune. There are many different kinds of Yokai and although I hadn’t been familiar with the word itself, I was actually more acquainted with Yokai than I realised. Kappa For example,…