Re: [SCA-JML] goblins and superstition
- On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 bunkvania@... wrote:
> The subject of goblins, faerie and superstition regarding such things is anAs already mentioned, "Japanese Tales" by Royall Tyler is a good one.
> area of intrest for me. Could anybody point me toward some good resources on
> such things as they relate to Japanese culture. In particular I'm curious as
> to different types of spirits, what they do, ways to drive them away or attract
> them, and any artwork or armour inspired by such creatures, for example the
> menpo styled to resemble the tengu.
"Tales of Times Now Past", a translation of some of the stories in Konjaku
Monogatari, is also nice. The Nihongi and Kojiki don't have so many
'goblins' per se, but do tell the 'history' of Japan as it was written
down way back when, complete with gods and all.
Nakayama's "A History of Japanese Astronomy" has a little bit, but
probably not as much as you are looking for. Tales about Benkei and
Yoshitsune may turn up some, as I believe Yoshitsune was supposed to have
been taught by Tengu--scrolls and later woodprints of his training are
often useful here.
Not sure if any of that would help.