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The Japanese Yokai of Spring

Explore the Japanese yokai of spring, from fierce thunder beasts to dangerous tree spirits. Discover cultural connections and folklore tales.

By 5 min read

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More Scary Japanese Urban Legends

Discover chilling Japanese urban legends. From the haunting Cow Head to the eerie Teke Teke, delve into bone-chilling tales that blur the line between myth and truth.

By 7 min read

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Modern Japanese Monsters and Their Folklore Equivalents

As anime writers get more creative, they often depart from the original versions of the traditional creatures and create their own spin.

By 5 min read

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Temples and Shrines Devoted to Mythical Creatures in Japan

Exploring sacred places in Japan for ghost, demons and tricksters.

By 5 min read

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Cautionary Kappa Folktales and Modern Japan

Discover the mischievous water-dweller believed to inhabit Japan's swamps, lakes and rivers. 

By 5 min read

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Who’s Scared Of Yokai: 5 Weird Creatures From Japanese Folklore

We all love Japan's ghosts and monsters, but which are the weirder spirits in Japanese folklore, and which should you be worried about?

By 4 min read

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5 Japanese Yokai that Embody the Spirit of Winter

This collection of scary snow spooks will send you diving under the kotatsu.

By 4 min read

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5 Kid-Friendly Ghosts for Halloween Activities in Japan

Halloween in Japan doesn't have to be scary. We delve into the world of Japanese monsters to look for kid-friendly, uniquely Japanese thrills and activities for parents and teachers.

By 4 min read

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Harvest Horrors: 5 Japanese Ghosts to Fear in Fall

The harvest season in Japan is associated with a mixture of horrific and helpful yokai spirits.

By 4 min read