Read Japanese Literature

The Smile of the Mountain Witch

October 25, 2022 Season 2 Episode 3
Read Japanese Literature
The Smile of the Mountain Witch
Show Notes

In this episode…

Is she a man-eating crone?

Is she a lonely wanderer?

Or is she a sensual matriarch?

However you define her, she’s the yama-uba—Japan’s legendary mountain witch.

Notes and sources at the podcast episode website.

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