Joel Christiansen

Yama Warashi (山童): Crispy Moon

November 2, 2023
Spotify / Vinyl
Avant-garde multiculturally-inspired psychedelic tracks.

Quick note on the band name:
In Japanese folklore, “山童” (Mountain Child) or Yama-warashi is a mythical creature. It’s often described as a child-like being living in the mountains. Yama-warashi are thought to bring good luck to anyone who encounters them, but if they leave, misfortune follows.

The descriptions of Yama-warashi can vary, from a red-faced child with tangled hair to other more animal-like depictions. They are also sometimes associated with the Zashiki-warashi, another supernatural being who guards houses.