jinmengyo
Japanese Urban Legends

Episode 30: Human-Faced Fish (jinmengyo)

Next time you’re staring down into a rowdy school of koi, keep an eye out for the one that has a human face. This is a jinmengyo and rumor has it if you see one a tsunami is on its way.

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kuchisake onna
Japanese Urban Legends

Episode 23: The Slit-Mouthed Woman

Here are two urban myths that have always intrigued me: The Slit-Mouthed Woman (kuchisake onna) and The White Thread That Comes from Your Ear (mimi kara shiroi ito).

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