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

Terrifying Otherworldly Encounters

Episode 092

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What lurks in the far flung corners of the Japanese countryside? Nothing good, if these stories are anything to go by. Three terrifying tales of kami and yurei that will leave you shivering long after they end…

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Bizarre and Twisted Locations

Episode 091

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You can find abandoned and seemingly uninhabited areas all over Japan, both in cities and the countryside. What stories lie behind them, and do you really want to get involved in the first place?

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Visitations That Defy Belief

Episode 090

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Sometimes your might find your home or workplace visited by something not of this world. Do they mean harm, or perhaps bring good tidings? Only one way to find out…

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Mysterious Encounters of the Dangerous Kind

Episode 089

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Sometimes we encounter something that shouldn’t be. Something that doesn’t make any sense, and yet there it is, right in front of us. These tales will make you question what’s real and what isn’t.

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Dangerous Old Customs

Episode 088

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Japan has a long history, and many out of the way villages have old customs that have carried down through the centuries… not all of them good. Beware what lurks in the forgotten pockets of the countryside…

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Popular in 2020

Episode 087

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This week we’re looking at a selection of stories that Japanese readers enjoyed throughout 2020. Kick back, relax, and let this wide variety of thrills and chills wash over you.

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Cursed Items, Cursed Lives

Episode 086

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Japan is apparently full of cursed items, from something as innocuous as a doll or a box, to items far, far more terrifying. What happens when you touch them? Sometimes it’s best not to find out…

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Unsolved Yurei Hauntings

Episode 085

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Ghosts can be found all over Japan, and while we hear stories of what happens to them after death, how did they get there in the first place? Often it’s a mystery, and perhaps it’s better left that way…

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The Village That Disappeared

Episode 084

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Long ago, something happened that caused an entire village to disappear off the face of the earth. What happened to it, and why? This is a tale you won’t soon forget…

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Jinkan and Other Terrifying Crow Tales

Episode 083

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In a certain village in Japan lies something they call the Jinkan. Born of a crow who attacks a human, it turns into a monster that must be stopped before it’s too late. But how can they stop it?

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