Japanese ghosts Archive

  • Japanese folklore has a rich and terrifying tradition of ghost stories. Japanese ghosts (yurei) are spirits that have been prevented from a peaceful resting place by dramatic events during their life. Often they are murder or suicide victims . In other cases, an injustice has sparked intense desires of love,revenge, […]

    6 Types Of Japanese Ghosts!

    Japanese folklore has a rich and terrifying tradition of ghost stories. Japanese ghosts (yurei) are spirits that have been prevented from a peaceful resting place by dramatic events during their life. Often they are murder or suicide victims . In other cases, an injustice has sparked intense desires of love,revenge, […]

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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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  • 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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  • Lorraine Warren: A clapboard house in a quaint Connecticut town is not where you’d expect to find a 7ft satanic icon. But in the low-ceilinged basement of this otherwise unremarkable home is a fierce array of unholy artefacts: human skulls, African fertility figurines, even a demonic doll, Annabel. The last […]

    Lorraine Warren!

    Lorraine Warren: A clapboard house in a quaint Connecticut town is not where you’d expect to find a 7ft satanic icon. But in the low-ceilinged basement of this otherwise unremarkable home is a fierce array of unholy artefacts: human skulls, African fertility figurines, even a demonic doll, Annabel. The last […]

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  • Kuchisake-Onna Japan has a wealth of creepy ghost stories, but this one is particularly chilling. Today’s topic is Kuchisake-Onna, the Slit-Mouthed Woman. This ghost legend crosses over into the realm of urban legend and may have some basis in fact. The original story of Kuchisake-Onna comes from the Heian period […]

    ”Am I Pretty?” – Japan’s Terrifying Kuchisake-Onna!

    Kuchisake-Onna Japan has a wealth of creepy ghost stories, but this one is particularly chilling. Today’s topic is Kuchisake-Onna, the Slit-Mouthed Woman. This ghost legend crosses over into the realm of urban legend and may have some basis in fact. The original story of Kuchisake-Onna comes from the Heian period […]

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  • Traditional Japanese beliefs state that every human being has a soul called reikon. After death, the reikon exits the body and enters a state of purgatory, where it awaits the body’s funeral and final rites. If completed properly, the reikon becomes satisfied and meets peace and becomes a protector of […]

    More On Japanese Ghosts!

    Traditional Japanese beliefs state that every human being has a soul called reikon. After death, the reikon exits the body and enters a state of purgatory, where it awaits the body’s funeral and final rites. If completed properly, the reikon becomes satisfied and meets peace and becomes a protector of […]

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