S5E29 – The Japanese Tree With A Human Face with Uncanny Japan

The Japanese Tree With A Human Face

Thersa Matsuura of Uncanny Japan joins the Loreboys for a tale with more human faces than you’ve had hot dinners with human faces*. We look at a bunch of Yōkai that can take a look right back at us. From fish with a face to a blister with a kisser, these jinmen will give you the jitters. Especially the fish, because they’re real. (No seriously… there are videos.)

* Unless you dine exclusively on McCain’s Smiles.

Join us for another Loremen Live in Oxford on 25th May:


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft with deputy loreperson Thersa Matsuura.

This episode was edited by Joseph Burrows – Audio Editor.

Featured image from Hyakki Shūi by Toriyama Sekien, 1805.

Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.




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