Obake Yashiki: Home sweet haunted home

Episode 028

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Japanese houses. So comfortable. So inviting. Yet what creeps across the tatami mats and hides in the deepest nooks and crannies of the closet? Discover 5 haunting tales of residents who just refuse to move on. After all, there’s no place like home!

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Obon special: horror from the afterlife

Episode 027

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August in Japan marks Obon, the Buddhist festival where the spirits of one's ancestors return home and ghosts return to the living plane. Discover six stories of the strange and supernatural that occur during one of the biggest festivals of the year.

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Oden Special: A hodgepodge of horror

Episode 026

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Like a good old-fashioned meal of oden, this week comes with a wide variety of short horror tales to scratch all those hard to reach itches and satisfy your hunger for the unnatural. Ghosts, curses, creepy traditions and more, there's a bit of everything.

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Haunted Japanese houses of horror

Episode 025

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Japanese horror at its finest. Five tales of things that go bump in the night, the yurei hiding in the nooks and crannies of your safe space. Find out what's haunting these houses and never look at your home the same way again.

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Unbelievable and unexplainable sightings

Episode 024

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Cryptids in basements, impossibly tall figures, floating severed heads and other things the eye just can't explain. Six tales of the unbelievable and unexplainable fresh from Japanese shores to your ears. This is Japanese horror.

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The truth is out there... experiences in the supernatural

Episode 023

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Things that go bump in the night. Things that make no logical sense. What is real and what isn't? Discover five tales of the unexplainable from the land of the rising sun. But be careful. Sometimes there's no going back.

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Gakkou Kaidan, ghost stories from Japanese schools

Episode 22

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You think you've got it bad? Try going to these Japanese schools of terror. Five terrifying tales of ghosts, haunted classrooms, things that go bump in the night and more scares than you can throw a piece of chalk at. Maybe homework isn't the real horror.

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SPECIAL: Toshiden: Exploring Japanese Urban Legends - Kuchisake-onna

First episode of Toshiden: Exploring Japanese Urban Legends

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"Am I pretty?" she asks before removing her mask, revealing her mouth cut from ear-to-ear. Kuchisake-onna is the Japanese urban legend of urban legends. Find out how she came to be and the truth behind her story right here. More information at Kowabana.net or get early access at Patreon.

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Kankandara: The secret behind what lurks in the forest

Episode 021

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Japanese horror is full of iconic ghosts and creatures of the night. But have you heard the story of Kankandara? The monster hidden deep in the forest with a curse so terrifying that all who come across her true form are doomed to an excruciating death.

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Noroi, the inescapable Japanese curse

Episode 020

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Sadako from The Ring. Kayako from Ju-on: The Grudge. Noroi, or curses, are a Japanese horror staple, and once one latches on to you, it's impossible to escape from. Discover five creepy tales of ghosts, grudges and inescapable Japanese curses.

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