What happens after the sun sets on the land of the rising sun?
As Halloween approaches, author, Bram Stoker Award nominee and host of the podcast “Uncanny Japan,” Thersa Matsuura joins us to share her fascination with the Japanese supernatural, and reads us her version of one of Japan’s most famous ghost stories, “Okiku and the Nine Plates.”
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- Yuurei: Japanese Ghosts from Protective to Wrathful (Uncanny Japan)
- 10 days of J-horror: Films to get your fill of screams and scares (Mark Schilling, The Japan Times)
- ‘Japanese Ghost Stories’: The ghostly ascent of Lafcadio Hearn’s tales of the supernatural (Damian Flanagan, The Japan Times)
- Unsolved mysteries: Japanese fans of the occult are engaged in a never-ending search for the truth (Alex Martin, The Japan Times)
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