It's time to take the first step.
Come, take my hand.
Let's go together into the curious world of the ordinary.
Now is the time.
'Boreas' - John William Waterhouse, 1903.

I feel curious about the ordinary things in the world that so often go unnoticed. There is so much beauty and wisdom waiting to be discovered in the everyday things around us. I love the way folklore weaves a special kind of magic around these ordinary moments and provides a way to understand and capture our own stories.

I originally created this website as a way of channelling my inner librarian and recording my own explorations in the world of folklore. Recently I have been posting some of the content I've shared on Twitter in a series of bite-size folklore posts. I especially like collecting artwork that depicts folktales and magical creatures, and I use this blog as a kind of virtual folklore art gallery that will always be a work in progress. While I love all folklore, my primary areas of interest are Japanese folklore, magical folklore, and folklore in art.

There is a fully linked index of all the content on this website on the index page. Alternatively, if you are interested in browsing a particular topic, there is a topic list in the sidebar.

'Shiranui Monogatari' - Utagawa Kunisada, Edo period.

Social Media

I regularly post about folklore and art on Twitter and participate in various folklore hashtags each week, including #FolkloreThursday. You can also view my Twitter content in the sidebar of this blog.
If you're looking for visual inspiration, I'm also on Instagram and Pinterest.