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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 24)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. It seems like Heiji’s scheme was a success! So successful, in fact, that is spawned copycat businesses. Today we’ll…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 23)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. It looks like Heiji’s plan is beginning to pay off. People are willing to pay dearly for a chance…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 22)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Today Heiji comes up with a plan to make money (with the mermaid’s help, of course). From the two-page…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 21)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Today we start the third and final volume of Hakoiri musume menya ningyo. And the mermaid starts a new…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 20)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. A courtesan’s debut was a very big and costly event. Girls were expected to buy their dresses, beds, etc.…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 19)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. We’ve already seen Santō Kyōden break the fourth wall a couple of times and address the readers directly. He…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 18)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Today’s illustration is another double page spread, showing the street during Uondo’s debut as an oiran. Onlookers peek out…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 17)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. One of the cool things about these kind of old books is that they have a rudimentary form of…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 16)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Today’s page features another two-spread illustration which shows a large scene in Denzō’s brothel. Business seems to be doing…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 15)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Today our little mermaid does the unthinkable! She signs a contract and joins a brothel. Hopefully her new owner…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 14)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Pages 14 and 15 share a double page illustration. The whole spread is posted below. Notice the byōbu in…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 13)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Today’s page is very silly, but without a bit of explanation it makes very little sense. Everything that happens…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 12)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. If this were a Disney story, you’d expect there to be a song by now. Well, in this scene,…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 11)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Today we officially crack open part 2 of Hakoiri musume. Kibyōshi are often split into 3 or more volumes…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 10)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Page 10 of Hakoiri musume is a strange one because it contains a mini-story that seems to have little…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 9)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Page 9 of Hakoiri musume shares a double-page spread with page 8. We see Heiji on his boat in…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 8)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. This is where our story changes timelines. Everything we’ve read so far has merely been backstory—the main character’s origin…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 7)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. If there is anyone left who doesn’t yet think that Urashima Tarō is a jerk for cheating on Otohime…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 6)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Like yesterday’s page, today’s page is full of absurdities. Kyōden’s hyperbolic metaphors for the depth of love between man…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri musume (page 5)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Pages 4 and 5 are depicted below. The illustration shows Urashima Tarō and Orino flirting in an expensive, private,…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri Musume (page 4)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Pages 4 and 5 of Hakoiri musume are presented with a two-page spread illustration, so I am sharing both…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri Musume (page 3)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Today’s post is page 3 of Hakoiri musume. The illustration on pages 2 and 3 forms a double page…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri Musume (page 3)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Today’s post is page 3 of Hakoiri musume. The illustration on pages 2 and 3 forms a double page…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri Musume (page 2)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. As I explained earlier, I will be presenting Hakoiri musume menya ningyo one page at a time. However, some…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri Musume (page 2)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. As I explained earlier, I will be presenting Hakoiri musume menya ningyo one page at a time. However, some…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri Musume (page 1)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Hakoiri musume menya ningyo begins with a single-page foreword by the publisher–or so the author would have us believe.…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri Musume (page 1)

If you enjoy A-Yokai-A-Day, please consider joining my Patreon. Hakoiri musume menya ningyo begins with a single-page foreword by the publisher–or so the author would have us believe.…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri Musume

October is here, and you know what that means. A-Yokai-A-Day is upon us! Every day of the month, in celebration of Halloween, I will be painting and posting…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Hakoiri Musume

October is here, and you know what that means. A-Yokai-A-Day is upon us! Every day of the month, in celebration of Halloween, I will be painting and posting…

Matthew Meyer

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Yōkai 101 Zoom Lecture

*FREE (ENGLISH PROGRAM) It’s August, and that means it’s Obon season and the perfect time to learn about Japanese folklore! Join us for a special program dedicated to…

Matthew Meyer

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Yōkai 101 Zoom Lecture

*FREE (ENGLISH PROGRAM) It’s August, and that means it’s Obon season and the perfect time to learn about Japanese folklore! Join us for a special program dedicated to…

Matthew Meyer

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Last Chance to Pre-order The Fox’s Wedding!

The preorder store for my 4th illustrated yokai encyclopedia, The Fox’s Wedding, is closing on May 1st. If you missed the Kickstarter but still want to pre-order The…

Matthew Meyer

Last Chance to Pre-order The Fox’s Wedding!

The preorder store for my 4th illustrated yokai encyclopedia, The Fox’s Wedding, is closing on May 1st. If you missed the Kickstarter but still want to pre-order The…

Matthew Meyer

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The Fox’s Wedding on Kickstarter

My fourth book, The Fox’s Wedding, is now funding on Kickstarter! Click here to visit the Kickstarter page and become a backer. You can order paperback, hardcover, ebook,…

Matthew Meyer

The Fox’s Wedding on Kickstarter

My fourth book, The Fox’s Wedding, is now funding on Kickstarter! Click here to visit the Kickstarter page and become a backer. You can order paperback, hardcover, ebook,…

Matthew Meyer

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Coming Soon: The Fox’s Wedding

Coming soon! My fourth book, The Fox’s Wedding, launches December 1st on Kickstarter. It follows the same format as my previous books, and backer levels have been simplified…

Matthew Meyer

Coming Soon: The Fox’s Wedding

Coming soon! My fourth book, The Fox’s Wedding, launches December 1st on Kickstarter. It follows the same format as my previous books, and backer levels have been simplified…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day 2020 Lineup

Thanks for reading A-Yokai-A-Day, Pandemic Edition. 2020 has been a rough year, but at least we live in an age where we know more about diseases and cures…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day 2020 Lineup

Thanks for reading A-Yokai-A-Day, Pandemic Edition. 2020 has been a rough year, but at least we live in an age where we know more about diseases and cures…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Shōni no mushi

If you’d like to join me and many others in painting a yokai a day this month, all you have to do is paint, draw, or create any…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Shōni no mushi

If you’d like to join me and many others in painting a yokai a day this month, all you have to do is paint, draw, or create any…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Munemushi

If you’d like to join me and many others in painting a yokai a day this month, all you have to do is paint, draw, or create any…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Shinshaku

If you’d like to join me and many others in painting a yokai a day this month, all you have to do is paint, draw, or create any…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Kanshaku

If you’d like to join me and many others in painting a yokai a day this month, all you have to do is paint, draw, or create any…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Kanmushi

If you’d like to join me and many others in painting a yokai a day this month, all you have to do is paint, draw, or create any…

Matthew Meyer

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A-Yokai-A-Day: Ase no mushi

If you’d like to join me and many others in painting a yokai a day this month, all you have to do is paint, draw, or create any…

Matthew Meyer