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Larp: Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai
A Gathering of a Hundred Weird Tales
Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, or A Gathering of a Hundred Weird Tales is a theatrical storytelling game.
It’s summer in Edo-era Japan– the perfect time to tell ghost stories– and a group of itinerant storytellers have come to town, in order to help the players tell the story of the Fisherman, his Wife, and the Yokai (demons) and Yurei (ghosts) they meet when they are apart; and how they reconcile their associations with the Yokai when the Fisherman returns home. When the Fishermen and Wives reunite, one of them may not be what they seem...
This is a freeform LARP where players are both the actors and audience. It is inspired by kabuki theatre, bunraku, ukiyo-e and shunga art (especially Hokusai’s Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife), and the game Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. Additionally, we will use dramatic elements and mannerisms inspired by kabuki and noh drama, integrate selected music into the structure, and employ props and (optional) costumes.
- 12-player maximum