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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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