Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mizuki Shigeru : GeGeGe no Kitaro

I received a pretty cool box of stuff from Japan today. Friends who are living in Maebashi sent an assortment of GeGeGe Kitaro items. One of their students recently visited Mizuki's hometown of Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture. So, my friends decided to surprise me with a few things from a store their.

I wish I could read Japanese. I would like to be able to read the printed toilet paper.

In past posts I have wondered why Mizuki's Graveyard Kitaro hasn't translated its long popularity in Japan to an audience in the USA. I still think Kitaro's focus on stories involving uniquely Japanese folklore creatures is not easily understood in the US.

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