100 Ghost Stories From Japan: Hyakumonogatari
Alexandra Noelle Hesting
A one time class considering monsters, myths, demons, and ghost stories popular in Japan's Edo period
The Edo period took place in Japan between 1603 and 1867. This is the period when much of the iconic art of Japan was created. Woodblock prints and ink drawings were incredibly popular. Many can instantly picture the Great Wave of Kanagawa an example of woodblock printing. In this time a popular parlor game called Hyakumonogatari was played. Similar to seances popular in the US in the 1800-1900s participants would light 100 candles then take turns telling ghost stories trying to summon the...
I am an art historian with five years experience teaching art history which includes sections on Asian and Japanese art styles and history. I teach two short lectures on the art of the Edo period specifically in addition to other parts of Asian culture. I enjoyed learning more about the specific series "100 Ghost Stories" to make this course for outschool students.
This course does discuss demons, monsters, ghosts. Though I have tried to keep to the nicer ghost stories these artists selected to illustrate some are sad including a woman who died in childbirth and a cannibalistic king. I'm happy to provide a list of exact images we cover.
Meet the teacher
Hello, I'm an art historian based out of Kansas. I've always loved art and I want to help you develop a passion for art and history. I've taught for five years everything from preschool to college, and I love to share knowledge. I believe...
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Live video meetings
3-8 learners per class