Kowabana: 'True' Japanese scary stories from around the internet

Mystifying Customs & Rituals

Episode 123

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Japan is full of old customs and rituals, and if you believe the internet, many of them are unknown to outsiders. For a good reason. This week we look at three customs and rituals that are, quite frankly, a little mystifying…

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Countryside Locations to Avoid

Episode 122

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The countryside. If the internet is anything to believe, that place is more haunted than the afterlife. Here are a few more locations you should probably stay away from if you want to keep your good health…

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Adventures with Alternate Dimensions

Episode 121

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Do other dimensions exist? And if so, do they occasionally crossover with our own? If these stories are to be believed, then yes, and the ending isn’t always pretty…

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Seal

Episode 120

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A young man asks two of his friends to help him out with a strange custom back home. But it’s only the beginning of a terrible sequence of events that will change their lives forever, if they can even make it out of this alive…

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Terrifying and Dangerous Countryside Rituals

Episode 119

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Villages around Japan hold their own unique festivals and rituals but, if these stories are to be believed, not all of them are good. In fact, some are downright deadly…

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Unfortunate Encounters with the Other Side

Episode 118

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The bizarre. The unexplainable. That which you should just leave be. If only the people in this week’s stories had taken heed of that warning themselves…

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Unsettling Human Horrors

Episode 117

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Ask people what they find to be the scariest thing of all, and many will answer the same way: humans. These four tales tell of the strange, terrifying, and sometimes bizarre events that can occur not with the supernatural, but with other people…

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Mystifying Mountain Spirits

Episode 116

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Japan is covered in mountains, many of them sparsely populated. What really lives out there? And what should you do on the off chance that you happen to run into something otherworldly out there? Can you even do anything at all…?

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Ominous Encounters With the Other Side

Episode 115

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When the other side comes knocking, sometimes it’s best to just ignore it entirely. But what if you can’t ignore it? What if it keeps coming and you don’t even know what it’s after? These three tales will certainly make you think…

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Supernatural Encounters of the Terrifying Kind

Episode 114

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Encounters with the other side. They don’t always go well, and as we’ll see with these three stories, they can change people’s lives forever. Who knows what’s really out there…?

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