Botan Dorou: Japanese Ghost Story

In the Edo Period (1603-1869) Shinzaburo, who lived in Ueno, fell in love with Otsuyu, but because of the difference in their families’ social status it was impossible for them to meet. After a time, Otsuyu became very ill and she died, saying that she wanted to see Shinzaburo. Oyone, who was Otsuyu‘s nurse died soon after. On the 13th of August that…

Demon Encounter In Tokyo, Japan

The year was 1978 and I was 15 years old. My best friend had returned to Japan after spending a year attending our junior high school in the states while her father was a visiting professor at the local university. I missed her terribly after she had gone and was able to persuade my grandfather…