Yokai Wednesdays

Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating Yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Gumyocho is a gorgeous creature of Japanese mythology. It resembles a multi-colored, two-headed bird. It is said to have an absolutely beautiful voice. Those who hear the bird sing, will achieve enlightenment. 

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  • Kazenbo are grotesque creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as a monks being burned alive. They live on a mountain in Kyoto called Toribeyama. While they aren’t necessary harmful, their appearance is pretty unsettling.

kozenbo

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More Fascinating Food and Drinks From Around The World (Fridays)

Hello fellow foodies! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more delicious foods and drinks. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Bandrek is a warm beverage that comes from Indonesia. It’s made from palm sugar, ginger essence, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, black pepper, lemongrass, coriander, and cardamom seeds. It’s usually drunk on cold nights.

 bandrek

 

Food and Drinks From Around The World (Fridays)

Hello fellow foodies! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more unique foods and drinks. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Injeolmi is a cracker that comes from Korea. It’s made from gluttonous rice flour, dried beans, and sesame seeds. It’s extremely popular as a paryt food in Korea. 

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  • Sikhye is a traditional drink that comes from Korea. It’s made from malt water, pine nuts, and cooked rice. It’s usually drunk after a meal.

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Fascinating Food and Drinks From Around the World (Fridays)

Hello fellow foodies! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more interesting foods and drinks. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Ara is an alcoholic drink that comes from Bhutan. It’s made from fermented rice, and served with butter or a poached egg.

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  • Acaraje is a fried food that comes from West Africa. It’s made with mashed black eyed peas, chopped onions, cashews, shrimp paste,and palm oil. It’s usually eaten during breakfast.

 acaraje

More Obscure Music Genres

Hello everyone! It’s time for me to bring back an old favorite! About a year ago, I jumped into the fascinating world of obscure music genres. I have always found this topic to be quite interesting with new genres added almost daily. Now, let’s dive into the most unique and weird genres that music has to offer!

  • Noise Rock Created: 1968 Prominent Bands: Melt-Banana, Metz, Big Black

Noise Rock is a Punk-inspired genre with large distortion levels,  occasionally unintelligible vocals, sharp and intense sounds, and blindingly fast guitar riffs and strange lyrics. Many Japanese bands of this genre also started to rise in the early 60’s. While most of it is very painful to the ears, some is quite enjoyable like Sonic Youth and Velvet Underground.

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  • Glitch Hop Created: 1997 Prominent Producers: Virtual Riot, Mr. Bill, GRiZ 

Glitch Hop is a subgenre of Glitch that uses malfunctioning electronics and fusion of Hip Hop to create incredibly catchy, video game-inspired pieces. It’s also influenced by Dubstep and drum and bass. The pieces are usually played at 110 BPM.

 

More Delicious Foods From Around The World (Fridays)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Friday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more tasty foods. Now, let’s dig in!

  • Clafoutis is a sweet pastry that comes from France. It’s made with black cherries, powered sugar, and a flan-like batter. 

cloufoutis

Yokai Wednesdays

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Kosamebo are bizarre creatures of Japanese mythology. They closely resemble Buddhist monks, and live near mountains. They’ll spook travelers, and ask them for food or spare change. While completely harmless in nature, Kosamebo can be quite annoying.

kosem

  • Kuro bozu are extremely dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as dark, shadowy beings with bestial facial features and incredibly long tongues. They also can manipulate their size at will, and can run ridiculously fast. The yokai will enter a person’s home at night, and suck the breath out of their mouths. Those who are visited by this demonic creature on many occasions will become violently ill.

kuro bozu