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About Yūgen Station

Yūgen /yoo-gehn/

(1) An awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and powerful for words.

(2) The sad beauty of human suffering.

Station /ˈstāSH(ə)n/

(1) A regular stopping place on a transportation route.

(2) A place where many paths intersect.

Yūgen Station is a production platform created to tell human stories in fantasic settings.

The concept of Yūgen is the appreciation for all aspects of life - the good, the bad, and the mundane. It captures the feeling of the endless stories one can experience in a lifetime and the worth in all parts of life. Yūgen is a word looked fondly upon by adventurers and explorers of both land and heart. The great paths we walk intersect at the relationships we form with others, as though they were stations along the stretch of our lives. Stations- be they for trains, buses, or even in space- are places where travels intersect even if only for awhile, connecting us all to each other. The tales found here capture these feelings and connect your stories to theirs.

"Yūgen is to watch the sun sink behind a flower-clad hill, to wander on and on in a huge forest without thought of return, to stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands, to contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds."

-Zeami Motokiyo

Nathaniel Russell (creator of Yūgen Station) is a writer, director, and illustrator with a passion for science fiction, fantasy, and dark comedy. Taking inspiration from his experience in comic book writing and illustration, the goal of Yūgen Station is to bring a dynamic visual style to the work while focusing on stories that explore personal and philosophical exploration in unconventional settings.

Looking for more art and entertainment from Nathaniel? Check out the entertaiment group Pop and Lemonade, co-founded by Nathaniel Russell and Charles Morris.