Amaterasu: Japanese Ancient God of Sun

It was about 2 years ago that I was contacted by an Iranian lady, Mahboobeh. She asked me to teach her about Japanese folklore and myth. When I first met her, I was surprised to realize that much stuff she found on internet about Japanese folklore was not correct. I told her about Kojiki, Japan’s oldest history book, created around 700AD, and also the story of Amaterasu, the God of the sun, which is probably the most well-known story in Kojiki in Japan. She was saying that she would like to create a stop-motion anime on it. After that, I didn’t hear from her for a long time and I forgot about it.

Then, about one year later, I heard from her. She said she had created a video on Amaterasu, and that she’d like me to check it. So I did, and after some revision, here is the video!

I have to say, I was very impressed at her hard work creating this, and that she really meant what she had told me.

Later on, I interviewed her on her making of the video. Here is the interview:

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