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Yamauba: A Benevolent/Malevolent Mountain Witch


Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Campus: Other
Location: Zoom - Register for Details

Presented by the International Education Office through a multi-college consortium.

Miami University Professor Noriko Reider will present the legend of yamauba - an enigmatic woman living in the mountains, and one of the most popular yokai (weird or mysterious creatures). She is generally anthropophagous. However, she is not entirely negative or harmful as she is also credited with some nurturing aspects. She can give a principal good character useful advice and treasures. By the end of the seventeenth century, yamauba came to be considered the mother of Kintaro, a legendary child with Herculean strength raised in the mountains. The presentation considers some major characteristics of yamauba, her image, and what a yamauba is.

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Yamauba: A Benevolent/Malevolent Mountain Witch


Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Campus: Other
Location: Zoom - Register for Details

Presented by the International Education Office through a multi-college consortium.

Miami University Professor Noriko Reider will present the legend of yamauba - an enigmatic woman living in the mountains, and one of the most popular yokai (weird or mysterious creatures). She is generally anthropophagous. However, she is not entirely negative or harmful as she is also credited with some nurturing aspects. She can give a principal good character useful advice and treasures. By the end of the seventeenth century, yamauba came to be considered the mother of Kintaro, a legendary child with Herculean strength raised in the mountains. The presentation considers some major characteristics of yamauba, her image, and what a yamauba is.

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