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Crick Crack Streaming: The Game of Candles

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Join a live stream to watch storytellers Tim Ralphs and Sarah-Liisa Wilkinson as they pay tribute to the unnerving Japanese folk custom called The Game of Candles.

Storytellers, Tim Ralphs and Sarah-Liisa Wilkinson, pay tribute to a Japanese folk custom. In Edo period Japan, a night time game of one hundred flickering candles and one hundred supernatural tales became a widespread folk phenomenon - Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. After each teller finished their story, a candle would be extinguished, plunging the room, by small degrees, into a darkness filled with ever more hungry ghosts...

Ravenous flying heads; demon masks that possess the wearer; faceless ghosts; goblin-rats, women made of snow; seductive statues; warrior monks; abandoned farmhouses; haunted bridges; mountaintops; and lonely roads...

In Edo period Japan, a night time game of one hundred flickering candles and one hundred supernatural tales became a widespread folk phenomenon - Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. After each teller finished their story, a candle would be extinguished, plunging the room, by small degrees, into a darkness filled with ever more hungry ghosts...

Join superlative storytellers Tim Ralphs and Sarah-Liisa Wilkinson as they pay tribute to this unnerving folk custom.

For ages 14+.

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