in japan, even today, most people think many non-living-things have lives, though they cannot take to say clearly. so, japanese horror movies have nonsence creatures from point of western modern viewing. but we’ve thrown out our traditional thinking. therfore, for young people in japan today such creatures might be thought nonsence.
town and countryside overflow with garbage. we are wasting a lot of things. it’s not our traditional style.
do you know the word ‘mottainai’? we use this even for gods. gods are ‘mottainai’ and ‘arigatai’ beings.