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 ShinzaburoOyone, who was Otsuyu‘s nurse died soon after. On the 13th of August that year, with the sound of their geta (Japanese wooden clogs) echoing all around, Otsuyu and Oyone came to visit Shinzaburo.Shinzaburo, who was not aware that Otsuyu had passed away welcomed them with delight. However the man who lived next door, seeing this, told Shinzaburo that they were ghosts. Upon hearing this, Shinzaburo became scared. He got some talismen from the temple, placed them throughout his house and did not venture outside.
However, he was betrayed when his neighbor destroyed the talismen. Poor Shinzaburo was killed by Otsuyu‘s ghost.

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