About this blog and me

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Thank you for visiting my blog.

I am a Japanese guy who currently lives in Canada. Living far from my country, I’m more and more eager to know about it especially history or interesting old stories.

When I feel a bit of homesickness, I sometimes remember stories from my childhood or local myths. They are quite interesting and I started feeling that I should introduce them to other people.

My focus is very niche and not many people write about these topics like my hometown’s local stories, rules or myths. I also try to find more in-depth meanings of Japanese stories through my filter. I would like to give different aspects of those stories.

By the way, the name of this blog’s title “gozumezu” doesn’t particularly match the contents. It’s a name of Japanese monsters, but I simply like the sound.

Have a nice day.

Hitoshi

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10 thoughts on “About this blog and me

  1. I have deep appreciation and love for everything Japanese, including my wife (third generation Japanese-American), my two Hapa (half) kids and my viewpoint character, Johanna Fujiwara, PhD who is also Hapa (half Japanese and half Jewish) and a prodigy geneticist.

    I’ve mentioned the legend of Utsuro-bune in chapter 5. Perhaps you will someday write about that amazing landing of 1803.

    I feel that there is something pure and magic about both Japan and Canada. It’s nice that you are connected to both sources now.

    Your respectful pal,

    M. Talmage Moorehead, MD
    http://www.storiform.com

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    • Utsuro-bune! I never expected to see the name in my comments. There are many interpretations on Utsuro-bune but I think that was a boat from Europe. I am going to research on it and write about it in the future. Thank you for your comment.

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      • I’ll let you know. Surrounded by ocean, Japanese people had small contact with overseas countries long time ago. so when regular people saw foreigners that time, maybe they thought they were aliens or some sort of monsters. Story of Tengu or Oni have same kind of misconceptions. In the northern part of Japan, when people saw drifted Russian long time ago, they thought he was Oni. He didn’t speak a local language and looked different.

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