Episode 06: Betobeto San (the honorable clomp clomp)

For episode six we head to the land of Japan for the most delightful and least menacing monster we’ve met thus far. Carly explores the yokai, Betobeto San, the formless, genderless, monster who is only sound. (Clomp, Clomp) Sam and Carly share their love of animal-noise onomatopoeias in other languages. And we also discover how young Carly saved herself from the nightly threat of witches, vampires, and ghosts. (Clomp. Clomp.) And both ladies find out how enjoyable it is to say “Clomp. Clomp.” Seriously, try it. It’s fun.

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Susan Spann’s firsthand account with BetoBeto San: tp://www.susanspann.com/a-true-ghost-story-from-japan/

GeGeGe no Kitarō:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeGeGe_no_Kitar%C5%8D

133 Statues Walking Tour: http://en.gigazine.net/news/20081230_youkai_bronze/



Scary for Kids! http://www.scaryforkids.com/betobeto-san/


Sakaiminato Tottori: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakaiminato,_Tottori

Anatomy of monsters illustrations: http://pinktentacle.com/2009/10/anatomy-of-japanese-folk-monsters/

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