Hokusai Sarayashiki
Japanese Folktales

Episode 25: Okiku and the Nine Plates (bancho sarayashiki)

Okiku, the poor servant girl who is still believed to haunt the well where she perished so many years ago. If you hear her count to nine, you too will die a horrible death. If you hear her but flee before she gets to seven, you may perhaps live, but you may also lose some of your mind.

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Kachi Kachi Yama
Japanese Folktales

Episode 24: A Bedtime Story: Kachi-Kachi Mountain

This is my retelling and reimagining of a classic Japanese folktale Kachi Kachi Yama (Kachi Kachi Mountain). It is very PG and everyone friendly. The more true-to-the-original and very slightly R-rated is over as extra content on Patreon.

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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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