The Yokai Trilogy - Goodbye Yokai


This episode is the end of season 1. We say goodbye to Yōkai and go brave into the future. Covering the final films - Funayūrei 4 and 5 we see a full circle narrative arise from the combination of fifteen films. 

The Yokai Trilogy - Let's Talk About Bees


This episode is Funayūrei 3. Longest of the series at almost ten minutes. The film had a few stages of completion as it worked to become an extensive excavation of the life of bees and coordinates the narrative carried from the second through the third.

The Yokai Trilogy - Last Nine Seconds/In America


This episode covers Funayūrei 2. Continuing the painterly approaches to image combination, this film also devolves into some of the most abstraction of the entire series with an ending that reframes the whole. 

The Yokai Trilogy - Witnessing End Times

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This episode of The White Whale winds things down. Concluding Funayūrei's making, John brings us to the guest in his room uninvited and the curious happenings around the finality of the trilogy. It's an ending in a beginning.

The Yokai Trilogy - Christopher Hitchens and the Girl in the Corner

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This episode of The White Whale goes deeper into the dreams and strange happenings of Funayūrei's making. John starts having vivid dreams that lead him down a rabbit hole to Christopher Hitchens and eventually playing material for a girl who throws up in his guest room.

The Yokai Trilogy - Choose Your Own Adventure


This episode dives into the "choose your own adventure" element to The Yōkai Trilogy's production as we move closer to Funayūrei and an eventual descent into the videos that came about as a result of this music. 

The Yokai Trilogy - Absent Presence


This episode starts addressing the films and how they evolved the way John saw the music. The coincidences of construction keep building onto this new narrative, creating ripples in how everyone can interpret the work.