Join us for a zoom talk on Yokai: Cataloging the UnknowableNovember 17, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Matt Meyer, Yokai illustrator and folklorist based in Japan, will share a brief history of Yokai and the ways in which they are often categorized. He also discusses why Yokai are in many ways uncategorizable because their very nature is unknowable, contradictory, and folkloric. Using his engaging illustrations, he will also share 2 or 3 stories of Yokai.
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Matthew Meyer is an illustrator and folklorist based in Japan. He received a BFA in illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design in 2005. His work is focused on Japanese folklore, particularly yokai studies. He is the author of The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons (2012), The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits (2015), The Book of the Hakutaku (2018), and The Fox’s Wedding (2021). He is also the creator of yokai.com, an online illustrated database of Japanese ghosts and monsters.
Image credit: Illustration of Nasubabaa-lo by Matthew Meyer