The Hour of the Ox is a painting series of yokai–Japanese mythological creatures and spirits. In 2016, Cori was taking part in an installation at X Gallery. The theme of the art show was dreams, and she asked me–Jami–for ideas.
I immediately thought of yokai, for these creatures come out at night, to haunt, to lament, to cause mischief. Several are explicitly dream-related. I’ve been researching yokai for several years as a part of my novel-in-progress, The Sin-Eaters, and I spent four months in Japan learning more about these folktales and myths. I was extremely excited to have Cori render them in her style.
(This page is under construction; more information on each yokai will be added later.)