Women in the Wild

Women in traditional Japanese folk narratives tend to fall into two categories: wild and terrifying (i.e. monsters) or domesticated and subdued (i.e. virtuous). In the majority of the Japanese  ‘women in the wild’ narratives, the female antagonist is literally a maneater or is parasitical in some other way to the men in the narrative.

Yamanba
Yamanba
Yuki-onna
Yuki-onna
Tennyo(天女)
Tennyo(天女)
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