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Japanese-Kemono cross-cultural session

In this panel, we'll introduce and share Eastern furry culture, kemono. Kemono is a unique culture from Japan which shares a base idea of anthropomorphism and many common similarities with furry. Though it plays a large role in the Japanese fan-art commun
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Imuhata 8ri

on 27 June 2010

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Transcript of Japanese-Kemono cross-cultural session

What is "Kemono" anyway? Background history Kemono as subculture Kemono meets media What distinguish furry and kemono? Future of Kemono
Meeting Kemono artists What is the meaning? KE MONO fur1 /f $ fr/ n BrE AmE

1 [U] the thick soft hair that covers the bodies of some animals, such as cats, dogs, and rabbits → FURRY(1) FUR
thing
1 /θŋ/ Show Spelled[thing] Show IPA
–noun
1.a material object without life or consciousness; an inanimate object.
2.some entity, object, or creature that is not or cannot be specifically designated or precisely described: The stick had a brass thing on it.
3.anything that is or may become an object of thought: things of the spirit.
4.things, matters; affairs: Things are going well now.
5.a fact, circumstance, or state of affairs: It is a curious thing. "Object, things, idea, living or matter." Kimono to wear foreign/new word and onomatopoeia
(sound effects) Kanji Katakana four legged animal that stands with four legs What is kemono? KEM N DOG snorting/snarling Chinese traditional word Kanji kemono Katakana Kemono anthropomorphic animal Chô-jû-jinbutsu-giga 12th century AD
(Heian period) 18th century Norakuro created by Suihō Tagawa in 1931.
First National anthro-pomorphic character in popular media.
Norakuro is a soldier serving in an army of dogs.
Felix the cat Made by Pat Sullivan during
in 1919 History of kemono=History of furry Wide differences between head and body sizes. Huge eye Fur Not detailed muzzle Ear Mickey Mouse Series 1928 Bambi 1942 Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) "the god of comics" “Phoenix”
”Kimba the White Lion”
“Amazing 3”
“The Vampire”
“Unico”
“Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature” Japanese Walt Disney
Wrote more than 700 books and 1000 series
Godfather of manga/anime Famous kemono work: Phoenix Kimba the White Lion Amazing 3 The Vampire Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature Unico List of Puss in Boots adaptations(1969)
by Yasuji Mori Adventure of Panda(1973) Calimero(1974) Wan-wan-chu-shin-gura(1963) Maple town story(1987) Mumin(1969) Spaceship Sagittarius(1986) Kemono animation after Tezuka's work Tezuka's famous kemono related works With each cultural advancement, new subcultures grew. Comic market
Started in 1975
world's largest hand made book(dojin) fair
more than 560,000 people participates Internet ...yet kemono is relatively small community. Furry
Human in an animal like body
Longer subcultural history
Confusion in usage of "Furry" Kemono
Animal in a human like body
Different subcultural social history
Clear difference between "Kemono" and "Kemoner" Defies explanation... Furry+Japanese taste=kemono Nekomonaka
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/nekomonaka deep
http://www.furaffinity.net/gallery/deephukadune/ The advancement of this communication technology made a foundation of many subcultures including kemono. ? Subculture become popular during 80's Manga Anime Various habit (inc. cat-ear,
cosplay, "moe", etc.) hironosuke:mayura
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/mayura/ cathand(neko-te)
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/cathand/ sindoll
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/sindoll/ People who like kemono often call themselves "Kemoner" or "Kemono-zuki"(lit. "kemono lover.") Originated from game Vampire hunter One who tends to prefer kemono character often called themself "Kemoner." Fursonas Artistic differences Word Scroll Book Comic Animation ? Fan Arts RULES!! Thank you so much for watching!! B.C. 7th Century
in Ancient West India
Turn into princess Kayo and killed more than thousand innocent civils.
Unveiled by prince and run away to China. B.C. 780
in Zhou Dynasty(Ancient China) Become queen of You, 12th King of Zhou
Killed king You 11th Century
in JAPAN Turned into beautiful lady named "Tamamono-mae."
Tried to kill Emperor Toba, but failed.
Killed with 80,000 armies.
Before death, transferred itself into poisonous rock called "Sesshou-seki." Erupts poisonous gus includes Sulfur Dioxide and Hydrogen Sulfide even now a day. Story of Kyu-bi(nine-tailed fox) Ookami(homonym) WOLF(Japanese Wolf) Great god(dess) ? Japan is an agricultural country ...therefore, these pests are serious threat Shinto/animism a religion in which animals and plants are believed to have spirits natural phenomenom Often used for kemono motif animal/object human god/goddess Dawn of kemono culture! Written in Taiheiki(12th century) kemono<=>human Both part of nature DEFORMATION!!
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