Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Japanese Horror Films: the origin of monsters

(Recovery an article my old blog to whom it may concern and talk about something else that is not always music):




last few years have seen a handful of films have Nipponese invaded our screens reaping a significant box office success. At the margin it has become fashionable to directors who have joined both Japanese and other Eastern countries (and of course, the Americans with their remakes), encouraged by this unexpected business boom thanks to this film have received a breath of originality that has revitalized the horror genre at world.
What are the secrets of that success? What we saw on those tapes do not appreciate in western cinema? What traditions and ways of thinking have influenced Japan in this new film?

For starters, if we were to find "guilty", we should mention a word: Shinto. Shinto religion is Japan's primordial, exclusive and original of those lands, which has no dogmas and doctrines as such, formed primarily by rituals and temples where they worship the "kami" . This term refers primarily to the various gods (whether of heaven, earth or the underworld), which are central to Shinto, but also anything that can accommodate something divine, as territories, animals and even glorious ancestors or embodiments of values, through a host of otherworldly forces or abstract ideas. Motoori Norinaga (1730-1801), one of the greatest thinkers of the Tokugawa era, defines as kami "The various deities of heaven and earth that we speak the ancient chronicles as well as the spirits found in Shinto shrines are revered. Also called kami those human beings, birds and animals, plants and trees, seas and mountains and things for their extraordinary strength and outstanding are subject to fear or veneration. In addition to the things of exceptional nobility or goodness or usefulness, the name of kami can be given to evil and sinister beings if they are subject to general fear " . This vision of the world as animist has always influenced Japanese culture and , far from disappearing with the arrival of Buddhism around the first century VI, merged and evolved with it until our days. So even for the current Japanese is normal in many authorities believe that populate the world with us.
known this, it is difficult to deduce that, for them, the belief in ghosts and the dead walking around us is something much more natural than to Westerners, and are ubiquitous in everyday life. Thus, we find excellent architects, engineers, computer professionals and others with totally logical, you shamelessly assert that their ancestors watch over them and protect them closely.
And as the ghost is integrated into the daily lives of Japanese, they give us a sense of closeness that failed to achieve most Western productions. No need to live in a Victorian mansion or in a Scottish castle for a chance to meet a ghost, but now may have been anchored to your new floor of that building modern aseptic, appearing in your room or in your own bed, or you access via mobile phone, a video tape ( The Ring ), or via the Internet (which itself there ghosts abound: P). That certainly makes it more frightening, however simple or suggested that his image is that any or computer generated monster is living in places like those cited above, so far removed from our everyday reality. That is for me one of the ingredients that triggered his success in our countries. We must also bear in mind that this type of film more important than the fear that gnaws inside the characters as they die, as has been happening in Hollywood.
addition, these films Japanese ghosts are much more dangerous than in European cinema. In this film are not disembodied entities but wholly material and carnal beings, which can strangle and externalized in a much more brutal their anger and hatred. For us, sometimes are people who only seek understanding and help, but in Japan, one of these appearances must always be feared. I'll try to explain what kind of ghosts appear in the most famous films of the subgenre, and how they are named according to Shinto tradition.

This religion also suggests, like many Westerners, that humans have a soul, which they call "reikon" . When a person dies, it is assumed that the leaves reikon matter and meets his ancestors, but sometimes, when he died of a sudden or violent death, leaving emotional ties to this world too strong, or committed suicide (suicide is one of the most repugnant acts in Japanese culture, and something which can not receive a funeral worthy), the person becomes a being unhappy that roams the world the living looking to purge his grief and hatred through revenge or trying to finish what they left open (This itself is very similar to the treatment typically given up the ghost in Europe, especially in the nineteenth century neo-Gothic literature.) However, these vengeful spirits are called "Yurei" .

The yurei

ghosts usually female, although they may belong to men, and usually occur late at night adorned with ancient Japanese funeral clothes, as it was in the Edo peiodo: a white kimono and a triangular handkerchief on her forehead. They usually appear without feet or no legs, possibly because they are caught between two worlds, and is the only way to keep crawl for ours. Tend to have long black hair as you can imagine, yes, Sadako (the ghost of the well in The Ring ) is a Yurei.

To be more specific, there is a story called "Bancho Sarayashiki", which features a Okiku, a woman who works as a maid in the house of a samurai named Aoyama Tessan. One day while cleaning a dish of ten valuable antique plates, broke one involuntarily. The samurai was furious and killed her and threw her down a well, and since then Okiku converted into Yurei began to go out every night of the well to count the plates, break to mourn in the dark when the account was on the ninth, until Aoyama went crazy.
This is just one version of the story (for representation often used in Kabuki theater, one in which Aoyama is Okiku woo), but as you can see, clearly served as inspiration to "The Ring" and Koji Suzuki, a writer known as the Japanese Stephen King and that was who wrote the novel on which the movie. There are good reasons, I believe, to define a Yurei Sadako. Yurei also appears emerging from a well in the PS2 video game "Project Zero," set in a remote mansion Japanese.

Okiku by Yoshitoshi [1839-1892]


can sometimes be the case, as I said earlier, Yurei male, and usually men, in life, have suffered such pain-usually because of a heartbreaking love and unrequited, "that at the time of death are so intense concern, his anguish and torture that they need to stay to carry out his revenge against those responsible for this immense sadness (or, who knows, maybe not worth going to nowhere is not it ...).





LINKS:

http://enciclopediaespana.com/YĆ«rei.html For more exhaustive and classifications of different types of Japanese ghosts.


https: / / eee.uci.edu / clients / sbklein / GHOSTS / Here you have illustrations of different ghostly legends Japanese and I used to supplement the article.



* This will put me now soundtrack to Sabbat and full and 100% hahaha.

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