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

Hospital Horrors

Episode 067

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We’re born there, and we often die there. Hospitals see all sorts of horrors, and Japan is no different. These seven tales will terrify and make sure you never want to visit a hospital again…

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Forbidden Japanese Games That Shouldn’t Be Played

Episode 066

Episode Notes

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Not all games should be played. Sometimes they invite something that shouldn’t be, and sometimes they end in ways that can’t be imagined. These eight tales explore what can happen when fun, friendly games go wrong.

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Brushes With the Afterlife

Episode 065

Episode Notes

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What happens after you die? What if your spirit is unable to move on? What if a spirit doesn’t want to move on? These seven tales from Japan will make you think, make you question, and make you look over your shoulder in fear…

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What Happened in the Countryside in the Past

Episode 064

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Tiny villages dot Japan and many of them hide secrets from outsiders. Sometimes, for good reason. When the villagers tell you not to go into the woods, they mean it…

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New Year’s Horror in Japan

Episode 063

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New Year’s is one of the most important holidays in the Japanese calendar. People return home, visit temples, and spent time with family. But it’s also a time for the supernatural to come and play…

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Christmas Horror in Japan

Episode 062

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Christmas in Japan is traditionally spent with a partner and not family, but it still follows many of the same traditions we have in the West. But even in Japan, you can’t always trust Santa…

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The True Horrors of Japanese Winter

Episode 061

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In the West, autumn is our traditional horror season. In Japan, it’s summer. But that doesn’t mean that winter isn’t without its terrors. Discover what true horrors lurk in the cold…

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True Hauntings of Japanese Ghosts

Episode 060

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Japanese ghosts have a habit of picking a target and never letting go. Whether you can exorcise them is often up to the ghost, not the priests of this mortal realm. Discover six tales of those who can’t or refuse to move on…

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Uzu Doll

Episode 059

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Japanese dolls are cute, right? Their exquisite craftsmanship makes them treasured not only in Japan but all over the world. But sometimes that craft can be taken too far. Sometimes it can even be used for evil…

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Human Horrors

Episode 058

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You might be afraid of ghosts. Maybe you’re scared of monsters. But sometimes the scariest thing of all is… man. Discover seven terrifying tales of human horrors and the depraved depths very real people can go to.

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