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Thu, 25 Apr



April Study Group

A Glimpse into Japanese Folklore

April Study Group
April Study Group

Time & Location

25 Apr 2024, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


About the event

“Japanese folklore is heavily influenced by the two primary religions of Japan, Shinto and Buddhism. Japanese mythology is a complex system of beliefs that also embraces Shinto and Buddhist traditions as well as agriculture-based folk religion.” ~ New World Encyclopaedia

Japan has also been understood as the land of pantheism. Folklore seems to be the anciently inherited stories from the Japanese folks flavored by a wide variety of beliefs or religions within the overarching set of Japanese mythology.

In 2024 April’s study group, Kitty Liu, who ever since her teenage years, has had a keen interest in the Japanese culture due to her long years of Japanese language studies. She will try to explore with the attendees the most heard folklore figures in Japan, like Momotaro (桃太郎), Urashima Taro (浦島太郎), Kappa (河童), etc. You are sincerely invited to have a time of freely associating with these figures and possibly share your unique understanding of some other figures from Japan which have spoken to you.

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