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Scary Japanese Monsters: The Demon Hag

It is safe to say that every culture has its own scary monsters. The stories and legends revolving around these beings can tell you a lot about the culture and the people of the place where the story is based. The list of scary monsters from Japanese folklore – so-called “yokai” – is long and…

Scary Japanese Monsters: The Snow Woman

It is safe to say that every culture has its own scary monsters. The stories and legends revolving around these beings can tell you a lot about the culture and the people of the place where the story is based. The list of scary monsters from Japanese folklore – so-called “yōkai” – is long and…

Japanese Horror: Spend a Night with Bone Woman

Let’s Get into Japanese Horror… If you are not the type to get a fright easily, you might like this scary ghost story. Basically, we are telling you now to be aware of who you might meet in the darkest of nights… This is the story of The Bone Woman (Hone-Onna). The Legend   One…

The 3 Scariest Japanese Urban Legends

The allure of all urban legends is that you never really know for sure whether they are simply tales to scare naughty children into being good or if there really is something more behind them. Right where you are seated reading this article, try to imagine every single story your parents or friends ever told…

Get Haunted by Japan’s Best Horror Ju–On: The Grudge

Grudge is a word that describes a feeling of ill will or resentment. One Japanese supernatural horror film, Ju-on: The Grudge, revolves around it. It has been written and directed by Takashi Shimizu, who is regarded as one of the new types of Japanese horror directors who prefers to suggest menace and violence rather than…

Sadako Yamamura: World’s Most Famous Antagonist

You might have heard of Sadako Yamamura from some movies such as “The Ring.” But have you come to ask why she’s continuously haunting others? Sadako is the main character of the Ring Trilogy novels. These were made by Koji Suzuki, a Japanese writer who is currently living in Tokyo. The novels have been adapted…

Japanese Scary Stories: The Killer Poem

Are you afraid of the dark? Every culture has ghost stories and scary urban legends. Scary urban legends and ghost stories can shed a lot of light on the culture of the place and the people where the story is based. This is the seventh and final in a series of articles based on Japanese…

Japanese Scary Stories: The Gashadokuro

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Every culture has ghost stories, and scary urban legends. Scary urban legends and ghost stories can shed a lot of light on the culture of the place and the people where the story is based. This is the sixth in a series of articles based on Japanese Scary Stories.…

Japanese Scary Stories: The Fatal Fare

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Every culture has ghost stories and scary urban legends. Scary urban legends and ghost stories can shed a lot of light on the culture of the place and the people where the story is based. This is the fifth in a series of articles based on Japanese Scary Stories.…

Japanese Scary Stories: Aka Manto

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Every culture has ghost stories and scary urban legends. Scary urban legends and ghost stories can shed a lot of light on the culture of the place and the people where the story is based. This is the fourth in a series of articles based on Japanese Scary Stories.…