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Bungou stray dogs hulu (A dog's smile) and yurikenshi dog (A puppy's cry) are shown on a TV screen during a television news report on an "educational campaign to stop the yokai epidemic of the yukarudo," referring to yokai, a Japanese word for ghosts or spirits.

In August this year, the number of yokai reported in Japan surpassed those in the 20th century for the first time since yokai were first observed by people in Japan in the Edo period, according to a report released by the Ministry of Environment in August.

But unlike in the past, when yokai took center stage in the news media, many Japanese are not afraid of them.

According to a survey conducted by Dentsu, a communications agency, on yokai, more than half of the respondents said they did not feel yokai were related to them. Some 30% said they felt yokai were "cool."

It has become more acceptable to laugh at yokai, said Yasunari Watanabe, a researcher at Kyoto Sangyo University.

"Many people see yokai as supernatural beings. That means they are not scary," Watanabe said. "Some people think yokai look scary. That's why they do not want to see them. They might be frightened by them. People think it is bad to get too close to them. That's why they do not want to see them. For people who have been involved in the yokai folklore and are interested in them, there's a fear of yokai. It's like there's a fear of being afraid of ghosts," he said.

But many people have never been afraid of yokai, Watanabe said. "So they have never felt afraid," he said. "That's why there are people who can see yokai."

"What do I think? It is my idea. (If I think) it is yokai, it's yokai. I think I am afraid. But I never lose confidence in myself. I am not scared," said an unidentified woman in her 50s.

Yokai have been used as a metaphor in Japanese for many things. Among the more recent metaphors are "virtual reality" and the "new reality," which has been linked with the "new economy," the "information society" and "globalization."

Kiichi Yumoto, a professor of Japanese history at Kyoto Sangyo University, said there are many metaphors in Japanese culture and that the yokai are one of the most popular. "There are lots of them. They are used to give emphasis to something," he said.

Kazumitsu Matsumoto, a professor of journalism at the University of Tsukuba, said people today are not as attached to traditional yokai as they were in the past. "We're not really afraid of yokai anymore. There was an era when a family would not dare go out after dark," he said.

"But I do understand (that people do not necessarily feel fear)." Matsumoto said that in today's "new yokai era" he can see a "sad" side. "The yokai become lonely," he said. "They are not able to talk with people. But at the same time, they understand people's fear."

The term "yokai" also has been used to describe "paranormal phenomena."

"People believe in them," said Hiroshi Ito, a professor of literature at Kumamoto University. "We've come to realize that yokai are no longer such a bad thing."

"People have realized they have been afraid of something that does not exist," he said. "They accept yokai as an element of the daily routine."

The term, however, is sometimes used as a euphemism for ghosts and the supernatural.

"They (yokai) were originally not thought of as supernatural," said Ito, who teaches in Kumamoto's department of folklore. "But they became supernatural. People started to believe in them. I myself do not believe in yokai, but I'm interested in the subject. I would like to find out what they really are," he said.

Yukiko Sone, the curator of the Yokozuna Museum in Yokosuka, which has one of the largest yokai collections in Japan, said they were originally intended to convey a sense of humor. She added that today's yokai are sometimes linked to ghosts and the supernatural.

Some yokai have become monsters, and have been adapted to films and other media.

Kawakami Etsu, the leader of a religious group that worships at the Nijo shrine in Kyoto, says spirits that have lived for centuries have evolved and grown.

"A lot of yokai have come out of the people," said Kawakami.

Kawakami Etsu said the spirits have changed with the times, but he still respects them.

"Although we know that they are something else, we do not feel that they are evil. They are like children. But that is only a myth," he said.

Yokai have been depicted in art since prehistoric times, but Kawakami believes that they only came into widespread popularity during the Edo period, when their popularity began to decline.

"I think that in the Edo period, things like spirits and yokai made a comeback," he said.

During the Edo period, yokai had a special place in the popular culture. In a book written during that period, Kawakami said yokai became a type of literary figure.

"Now we feel that they are disappearing from our society," he said.

Some are thought to have been killed off by Western culture, said Yukiko Sone. She said that for her part, she is interested in yokai because of their fascinating history.

"Yokai are fun to research," she said.

The museum in Yokosuka has a collection of yokai, which were found during fieldwork. Yukiko Sone said that some of the museum's yokai would no longer be there, but have been preserved for safekeeping.

There is a large yokai statue


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