Demon Eaters and Possessed Tools

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As we slide into the Year of the Earth Pig, Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick turn to the legend of the demon slayer Zhōng Kuí and follow a procession of spirits across the sea to Japan, where discarded tools spark spirit possessions, not joy. Sorry, Marie Kondo.

Gong Kai, Zhong Kui Traveling
Gong Kai, Zhong Kui Traveling
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Topics in this Podcast: China, mythology, art, demons, Tools