2007/04/13

Gegege no Kitaro

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Gegege no Kitaro



Ge Ge Ge no Kitarō (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎, Ge Ge Ge no Kitarō) is a comic (manga) series created in 1959 (under the alternative title Hakaba Kitarō (墓場鬼太郎, Hakaba Kitarō)) by Japanese cartoonist Shigeru Mizuki, who was born in Sakaiminato, Tottori. It is best known for its popularization of the folklore creatures known as yōkai, a class of spirit-monster to which all of the main characters belong. It has been adapted for the screen several times, as animation, live-action, and video games.

Wikipedia :
Ge Ge Ge no Kitarō (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎, Ge Ge Ge no Kitarō)



MORE ABOUT
Shigeru Mizuki (水木 しげる, Mizuki Shigeru)
Shigeru Mura (武良 茂 Mura Shigeru)

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- - - - - Update November 2015

On November 30, 2015,
Shigeru Mizuki died of heart failure in a Tokyo hospital after collapsing at his home from a heart attack.

Otsukare, Sensei
Goodbye to Mizuki Shigeru

by Zack Davisson
There is nothing sad about the death of Mizuki Shigeru. And I say this as someone who shed more than a few tears when I heard the news last night. He lived about as good a life that could possibly be lived; the ripe old age of 93; wealthy in every way that matters; respected by his peers; beloved. He died a good death.
The only thing that is sad is that the rest of us now have to live in a world that doesn’t have Mizuki Shigeru. And we are poorer for it.
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I am sure there will be no shortage of articles recapping his extraordinary career. So instead I will give you something of Mizuki the philosopher.

Mizuki Shigeru’s Seven Rules of Happiness.

#7 – Believe in what you cannot see – The things that mean the most are things you cannot hold in your hand.

#6 – Take it easy – Of course you need to work, but don’t overdo it! Without rest, you’ll burn yourself out.

#5 – Talent and income are unrelated – Money is not the reward of talent and hard work. Self-satisfaction is the goal. Your efforts are worthy if you do what you love.

#4 – Believe in the power of love – Doing what you love, being with people you love. Nothing is more important.

#3 – Pursue what you enjoy – Don’t worry if other people find you foolish. Look at all the people in the world who are eccentric—they are so happy! Follow your own path.

#2 – Follow your curiosity – Do what you feel drawn towards, almost like a compulsion. What you would do without money or reward.

#1 – Don’t try to win – Success is not the measure of life. Just do what you enjoy. Be happy.

- source : hyakumonogatari.com -


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The Fantastic Shigeru Mizuki English Language Resource Page
source : drunkentengu.com





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Photo from my friend Ishino.

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ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 第93話

The monster of this episode Nr. 93 is DARUMA !
今週の妖怪 : だるま









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darumanga だるまんが Daruma Manga



Kitaro to Darumachan 鬼太郎さんとだるチャン
at Temple Jindai-Ji


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GeGeGe souveniers and food is abundant in Tottori now in 2010, since the story of his life is an NHK drama.

Even Curry and Manju with GeGeGe are offered.


. . . CLICK here for MANJU Photos !


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yookai omusubi bentoo 妖怪おむすび弁当
Lunchbox with gegege monster riceballs



. WASHOKU
yookai nabe 妖怪鍋 "monster soup"
 
and other monster food



Photos : Toys with Daruma, Gangu


Gangu 玩具 <> Toys with Daruma

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yookai daruma 妖怪ダルマ Daruma as a monster

ゲゲゲだるま gegege Daruma

From the Town of Sakai in Tottori, 2010, in memory of
Mizuki Shigeru.

mostly in the forms of his GEGEGE phantasies.

There are altogether 130 of them !











source : online reference


Medama-oyaji (目玉のおやじ, or 目玉親父, Lit. "Eyeball Father")
Nezumi Otoko (ねずみ男, "Rat Man")
Ittan Momen (一反木綿, "Roll of Cotton")
Neko Musume (猫娘 or ねこ娘, "Cat Girl")
Konaki Jijii (子泣き爺, "Child-crying Old Man")
Sunakake Babaa (砂かけ婆, "Sand-throwing hag")
Nurikabe (ぬりかべ, "Plastered Wall")
and many more




Azuki-Arai 小豆洗い Monster washing azuki beans

. Sake called "Azuki Arai"  
特別純米原酒
and
a beetle, as kigo !


. washing red beans -
the river turns
ricewine
 


This little bean washer monster sits on a river bank and washes red beans in a basket. You can hear the sound of this, but usually not see him while he works.
You can even hear him hum a gentle song.

ゲゲゲの女房 Gegege no Nyobo
The TV scene when Shigeru met him and heared him ask of Mizuki to produce an encyclopedia of Japanese monsters was very moving !
on NHK TV, Summer 2010


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水木しげる妖怪道五十三次
. The Fifty-three Stations of the Yokaido
Making fun of the 53 Tokaido stations!



. Wooden Fish Gong, Mokugyo 木魚
Daruma Monsterlin
 


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十和田のダルマシーン(とわだのだるましーん)
darumashine
source:
tokiro.laff.jp/blogkundesu/cat6498151/index.html



. Resource
Anime Companion Supplement ABC .



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. Fudo Myo-O stabbing a Monster Cat (bakeneko) .
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Monster Daruma by
歌川芳艶 Utagawa Yoshitsuya (1822 - 1866)



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ゲゲゲだるま More Gegege Daruma









妖怪だるま more monster Daruma





Monster Father and Daruma kids



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. Tengupedia - 天狗ペディア - Tengu ABC-List .

amefuri Tengu, ame-furi 雨ふり天狗 Tengu in the Rain


CLICK for more photos !

This Tengu lives at the 風神峠 Fujin Pass (Pass of the Wind Deity)
and can blow people away. But when it rains, it turns into a rock and can not defend himself.
Eventually a highway was built on the pass. The Tengu got angry about spoiled food plants growing there with exhaust fumes and chased drivers in their cars. When he finally became a rock for ever, the exhaust of the cars was free to roam and even made it to the deepest mountain valleys, spoiling the plants.
- reference source : ocn1.net/mispla/kitaro-list -


. Oyama 円流院 Enyu-In Tottori .


- MORE of his Tengu to explore:
Tengu
-- Dai-Tengu 大天狗(だいてんぐ / おおてんぐ)
-- Karasu-Tengu カラス天狗
Kurama Tengu 鞍馬山のカラス天狗
Torime 鳥目(とりめ) 3眼のカラス天狗刑事
Kuro-Karasu 黒鴉(くろからす)
Higomo ヒゴモ from Kagoshima
Ringoro リンゴロウ from Aomori
Koku'unbo 黒雲坊 / 赤嵐坊
-- Menko-Tengu めんこ天狗
-- Yama-Tengu 山天狗(やまてんぐ)
-- Kaze no Matasaburo 風の又三郎 - 西洋妖精風の少年型天狗

-- Magical Tengu 天狗の使い魔
Taimatsumaru 松明丸
Suiryuumaru 水竜丸
Tengu-Kugutsu 天狗傀儡
- Chinese Tengu



- Tengu or Kappa ? -

. . . CLICK here for more Photos of Mizuki's Tengu !


- reference : wpedia.mobile.goo.ne.jp/wik -

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7 comments:

facebook said...

So many Daruma - so little time!
JP

Anonymous said...

I think B.C. would like these!
speaking graphically of course.
D

sakuo said...

I enjoyed Kitaro items.
You have great collections.
We watch the soap dram of NHK every 8:00-8:30 am.
Thank you for sharing.

sakuo

yookai yokai said...

Sakai Minato Tottori

Mizuki Shigeru Road・Mizuki Shigeru Museum

http://www.sakaiminato.net/foreign/en/mizuki.html

Gabi Greve - Kappa said...

Kappa no Sanpei 河童の三平 Sanpei, the Kappa

in the Kappapedia
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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Gashadokuro, Gasha Dokuro がしゃどくろ
The Rattling Skull
in Hiratsuka

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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Nihon Ryōiki 日本霊異記 Nihon Ryoiki
"Ghostly Strange Records from Japan"
Record of Miraculous Events in Japan
an early Heian period collection.

Illustrated by Mizuki Shigeru !!

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http://kappapedia.blogspot.jp/2016/05/nihon-ryoiki-book.html
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