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  • 1. Don’t Cut Your Nails at Night yoru ni tsume wo kitte wa ikenai 夜に爪を切っては行けない/よるにつめをきってはいけない In the past there was no electricity to light the streets or your home at night. People believed evil spirits, akuryou (悪霊/あくりょう), would come around when evening approached. It was believed that cutting tools (like […]

    10 Spooky Japanese Superstitions!

    1. Don’t Cut Your Nails at Night yoru ni tsume wo kitte wa ikenai 夜に爪を切っては行けない/よるにつめをきってはいけない In the past there was no electricity to light the streets or your home at night. People believed evil spirits, akuryou (悪霊/あくりょう), would come around when evening approached. It was believed that cutting tools (like […]

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  • Japan is a land of strange beasts, haunted castles and spirits that wander the lonely roads, temples and forests. It’s also a land of peculiar urban legends, but as we know, most legends are usually based in fact. Take a look at this fascinating video exploring some of the strangest […]

    7 Japanese Urban Legends & True Stories!

    Japan is a land of strange beasts, haunted castles and spirits that wander the lonely roads, temples and forests. It’s also a land of peculiar urban legends, but as we know, most legends are usually based in fact. Take a look at this fascinating video exploring some of the strangest […]

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  • Did you know that Sadako (the ghostly killer from “The Ring”) and other figures from Japanese horror movies/ghost stories are a unique kind of spirit called a Yūrei? These are ghosts that have a long and fascinating history here in Japan. This is my attempt at a brief introduction to […]

    “The Yūrei”: An Introduction To The Japanese Ghost!

    Did you know that Sadako (the ghostly killer from “The Ring”) and other figures from Japanese horror movies/ghost stories are a unique kind of spirit called a Yūrei? These are ghosts that have a long and fascinating history here in Japan. This is my attempt at a brief introduction to […]

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  • Chilling CCTV footage of a ‘ghost’ following a man as he gets into the back of a taxi has emerged online. The creepy black and white video shows a lone man waiting for his cab in the dead of night. After the car arrives though something otherworldly happens when a […]

    Sinister Footage Shows Ghostly Girl Creeping Into Back Of Taxi!

    Chilling CCTV footage of a ‘ghost’ following a man as he gets into the back of a taxi has emerged online. The creepy black and white video shows a lone man waiting for his cab in the dead of night. After the car arrives though something otherworldly happens when a […]

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  • Back in the feudal era in Japan, committed suicide was seen as an act of honour. Samurai warriors would rather commit suicide, or known as seppuku (ritual disemboweling) than fall into the hands of their enemy – a way to uphold their honor and dignity. Even during the World War […]

    Aokigahara, The Most Haunted Forest In Japan!

    Back in the feudal era in Japan, committed suicide was seen as an act of honour. Samurai warriors would rather commit suicide, or known as seppuku (ritual disemboweling) than fall into the hands of their enemy – a way to uphold their honor and dignity. Even during the World War […]

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  • Cursed poems, cursed flash animations, cursed dreams, cursed mirrors and a whole slew of demons, these are the top 30 creepiest japanese urban legends. Japanese urban legends (都市伝説 Toshi Densetsu) are enduring modern folktales of either: paranormal creatures and their attacks on (usually) innocent victims; or non-supernatural, widespread rumours in […]

    30 Japanese Urban Legends!

    Cursed poems, cursed flash animations, cursed dreams, cursed mirrors and a whole slew of demons, these are the top 30 creepiest japanese urban legends. Japanese urban legends (都市伝説 Toshi Densetsu) are enduring modern folktales of either: paranormal creatures and their attacks on (usually) innocent victims; or non-supernatural, widespread rumours in […]

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  • A mysterious doll supposedly possessed by the spirit of a child has captured the curiosity of people across Japan for decades. The legendary Okiku doll, named after the girl who long ago used to play with it, is a 40-centimeter (16-in) tall kimono-clad figure with beady black eyes- and hair […]

    Japan’s Haunted Okiku Doll!

    A mysterious doll supposedly possessed by the spirit of a child has captured the curiosity of people across Japan for decades. The legendary Okiku doll, named after the girl who long ago used to play with it, is a 40-centimeter (16-in) tall kimono-clad figure with beady black eyes- and hair […]

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  • A small compilation of Japanese ghost videos from 2016. Looks like this year is off to a great start in Japan!

    Japanese Ghost Videos – 2016!

    A small compilation of Japanese ghost videos from 2016. Looks like this year is off to a great start in Japan!

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  • A fascinating yet haunting look at Japan where survivors of the tsunami five years ago say they’re seeing ghosts of those who disappeared and whose bodies were never found.

    Ghosts Of The Tsunami!

    A fascinating yet haunting look at Japan where survivors of the tsunami five years ago say they’re seeing ghosts of those who disappeared and whose bodies were never found.

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  • At least seven taxi drivers in Ishinomaki, north-east Japan, have reported experiencing a ‘phantom fare’ in the wake of the devastating 2011 tsunami and earthquake. In each instance, the story is similar. A taxi driver in north-east Japan picks up a passenger in an area devastated by the 2011 earthquake […]

    Post Tsunami Horrified Cab Drivers Pick Up ‘GHOST PASSENGERS’!

    At least seven taxi drivers in Ishinomaki, north-east Japan, have reported experiencing a ‘phantom fare’ in the wake of the devastating 2011 tsunami and earthquake. In each instance, the story is similar. A taxi driver in north-east Japan picks up a passenger in an area devastated by the 2011 earthquake […]

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