Yurei Child – Japanese Ghost Story

In Edo, in the vicinity of Nipponbashi (modern day Tokyo), there was an important shopkeeper named Kenhei. Every year Kenhei would make a trip to Kyoto to buy stock for his store, always buying from the same seller, a widow women living with her daughter. This daughter had stolen the heart of Kenhei, and she…

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…

The Girl – Japanese Horror Story

There were several friends who decided to go to the mountains to see a famous spot that was suppose to be haunted. It is a old tunnel, that was said to contain a womans’ ghost who had lost her legs in a car accident. The friends drove up to the tunnel, but finally gave up…

The Accident – Japanese Horror

Two couples were going out on a drive. Unfortunately, they ended up having a big accident. When Hitomi woke up, she saw Takeshi and his girl friend Yuka. “Thank god you are alive!” Said Yuka, rubbing the tears off her eyes. “We thought you were dead!” Hitomi got up, and noticed she was in a…

Yotsuya Kaidan: the story of Oiwa and Tamiya Iemon

A long, long time ago, a woman named Oiwa was married to a man named Iemon and they lived in Yotsuya. One day, a rich lady fell in love with Iemon and captured his heart with her money. Iemon ordered his servant “Put a little of this medicine into Oiwa’s every meal”. Day by day, Oiwa grew weak, lost her hair and the right side of her face…

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories (闇芝居 Yami Shibai?) also known as Theater of Darkness is a 2013 Japanese television series. The show is organized into a series of shorts with each episode being only a few minutes in length. Each episode features a different tale based on urban legends and myths of Japanese origin and is animated in such a way…

The Tunnel – Japanese Horror Story

A story about a tunnel. Tunnels in Japan are used in many supernatural topics. Once, two couples decided to check out a haunted tunnel up in the isolated highway. They were all very anxious, especially Yukio who is very curious about ghost and spirits. His girlfriend was the complete opposite, but she decided to go…

Ghost of Oyuki – Japanese Ghost Story

Maruyama Ōkyo opened his eyes from a fitful sleep and saw a dead woman. She was young. Beautiful. And pale. Unnaturally drained of color, her bloodless skin peeked from her loose, bone-white burial kimono. Her bleached appearance was contrasted only by the thin slits of her black eyes, and by the long, black hair that…

Visiting Delly-chan in Nishi-Kasai

I’m Skipping class for almost two weeks. Why? My little sister is in Japan. She’s in Nishi-Kasai and she’s there for one reason, education. Delly-chan is in dormitory, Toyo Language School. I’m with mother. We’re gonna make the dorm tidy. She’s ‘crazy’, the room looks like a totally destroyed ship. Wrecked! Hahaha… Being in Japan…