This week on MYTH, we’re headed to the Far East for a pair of folktales from Japan. Both stories heavily feature the peony, but they take very different paths. The first is the tale of a lonely girl in feudal Japan. She is to be married to a man she’s never met and she’s not sure how she feels about it. The second story is about a rich, drunken frat boy of a samurai who falls in love with a beautiful woman in the woods. Unfortunately, he’s a drunken frat boy, so hijinks ensue. Then, in Gods and Monsters, we meet a ghostly Japanese school girl because I couldn’t do my first story from Japan and NOT tell a schoolgirl ghost story.