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Each week on “Kowabana: ‘True’ Japanese scary stories from around the internet,” horror author and translator Tara A. Devlin presents a selection of Japanese horror, creepypastas and urban legends translated from the deepest, darkest parts of the web. Creepy ghosts and vengeful onryo, cursed technology and haunted shrines. Discover horror like only Japan knows how to deliver. Brand new and exclusive stories translated each week. Find out more at http://www.kowabana.net/

Each week on “Kowabana: ‘True’ Japanese scary stories from around the internet,” horror author and translator Tara A. Devlin presents a selection of Japanese horror, creepypastas and urban legends translated from the deepest, darkest parts of the web. Creepy ghosts and vengeful onryo, cursed technology and haunted shrines. Discover horror like only Japan knows how to deliver. Brand new and exclusive stories translated each week. Find out more at http://www.kowabana.net/

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United States

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Each week on “Kowabana: ‘True’ Japanese scary stories from around the internet,” horror author and translator Tara A. Devlin presents a selection of Japanese horror, creepypastas and urban legends translated from the deepest, darkest parts of the web. Creepy ghosts and vengeful onryo, cursed technology and haunted shrines. Discover horror like only Japan knows how to deliver. Brand new and exclusive stories translated each week. Find out more at http://www.kowabana.net/

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@taraadevlin

Language:

English


Episodes

The Kunekune Collection

5/22/2020
Episode Notes Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! It’s white. It sways back and forth in the tranquillity of the rice fields. It drives you mad upon looking at it. It’s Kunekune, and here are some of the many tales told of it! BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0...

Duration:00:47:19

Mysterious Mountain Monsters

5/8/2020
Episode Notes Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! The Japanese islands are covered in mountains, and many of them sit empty even today. Who knows what really lurks out there in the vast empty wilderness? These two stories will remind you why it’s not smart to go out there alone. BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed...

Duration:00:43:34

Tales of Real Haunted Places

4/24/2020
Episode Notes Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! Japan is full of “ghost spots,” locations known countrywide for their variety of hauntings. To celebrate Reikan Vol. 2’s release, let’s take a look at 6 of those places. BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Support...

Duration:00:44:30

Unexplainable, Unfathomable, Unbelievable

4/10/2020
Episode Notes Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! Sometimes you encounter something you can’t explain. Sometimes comprehension is beyond one’s grasp. Sometimes, even if you do understand it, it’s still impossible to believe. Dive into six tales that defy belief and defy explanation. BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX....

Duration:00:48:32

Encounters With Spirits Gone Wrong

3/27/2020
Episode Notes Kaihan: Bizarre Crimes That Shook Japan out now! Visit BetterHelp.com/Kowabana for 10% off your first month! Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! Spirits are said to lurk all over Japan; some of them good, some of them bad. What happens when you run into one of the bad ones? What happens when you run into something you just can’t explain? Let’s take a look… BGM thanks...

Duration:00:45:58

Terrifying Spirits You Should Fear

3/13/2020
Episode Notes Kaihan: Bizarre Crimes That Shook Japan out now! Visit BetterHelp.com/Kowabana for 10% off your first month! Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! Japan is the land of “eight million kami,” but if these stories are anything to go by, not all of them are good. Beware when interacting with the unknown… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to...

Duration:00:45:26

Hospital Horrors

2/28/2020
Episode Notes Kaihan: Bizarre Crimes That Shook Japan on sale now! Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! We’re born there, and we often die there. Hospitals see all sorts of horrors, and Japan is no different. These seven tales will terrify and make sure you never want to visit a hospital again… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and...

Duration:00:46:31

Forbidden Japanese Games That Shouldn’t Be Played

2/14/2020
Episode Notes Kaihan: Bizarre Crimes That Shook Japan out now! Visit BetterHelp.com/Kowabana for 10% off your first month! Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! Not all games should be played. Sometimes they invite something that shouldn’t be, and sometimes they end in ways that can’t be imagined. These eight tales explore what can happen when fun, friendly games go wrong. BGM thanks...

Duration:00:48:33

Brushes With the Afterlife

1/31/2020
Episode Notes Kaihan: Bizarre Crimes That Shook Japan out now! Visit BetterHelp.com/Kowabana for 10% off your first month! Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! What happens after you die? What if your spirit is unable to move on? What if a spirit doesn’t want to move on? These seven tales from Japan will make you think, make you question, and make you look over your shoulder in...

Duration:00:47:16

What Happened in the Countryside in the Past

1/17/2020
Episode Notes Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! Tiny villages dot Japan and many of them hide secrets from outsiders. Sometimes, for good reason. When the villagers tell you not to go into the woods, they mean it… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Support...

Duration:00:45:56

New Year’s Horror in Japan

1/3/2020
Episode Notes Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! New Year’s is one of the most important holidays in the Japanese calendar. People return home, visit temples, and spent time with family. But it’s also a time for the supernatural to come and play… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative Commons: By...

Duration:00:44:36

Christmas Horror in Japan

12/20/2019
Episode Notes Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! Christmas in Japan is traditionally spent with a partner and not family, but it still follows many of the same traditions we have in the West. But even in Japan, you can’t always trust Santa… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution...

Duration:00:51:23

The True Horrors of Japanese Winter

12/6/2019
Episode Notes Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! In the West, autumn is our traditional horror season. In Japan, it’s summer. But that doesn’t mean that winter isn’t without its terrors. Discover what true horrors lurk in the cold… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0...

Duration:00:46:02

True Hauntings of Japanese Ghosts

11/22/2019
Episode Notes Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show, or get even more at our YouTube channel! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! Japanese ghosts have a habit of picking a target and never letting go. Whether you can exorcise them is often up to the ghost, not the priests of this mortal realm. Discover six tales of those who can’t or refuse to move on… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks...

Duration:00:47:54

Uzu Doll

11/8/2019
Episode Notes Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Join the Discord to chat with other fans and get even more Japanese horror at our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/kowabanajapan! Japanese dolls are cute, right? Their exquisite craftsmanship makes them treasured not only in Japan but all over the world. But sometimes that craft can be taken too far. Sometimes it can even be used for evil… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG....

Duration:00:43:45

Human Horrors

10/25/2019
Episode Notes Kazoku out now! Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! You might be afraid of ghosts. Maybe you’re scared of monsters. But sometimes the scariest thing of all is… man. Discover seven terrifying tales of human horrors and the depraved depths very real people can go to. BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed...

Duration:00:45:18

Mysterious & Otherworldly Experiences

10/11/2019
Episode Notes Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! 31 Days of Kowabana is on right now! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! Sometimes things defy explanation, no matter how you look at them. In these five tales straight out of Japan, find out the true terrors that are haunting regular people’s lives. BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative...

Duration:00:46:34

Hitchhike

9/27/2019
Episode Notes Aokigahara out now! Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Get exclusive Japanese horror merchandise and join the Discord! What could go wrong on a simple hitchhike? Two young men decided to hitchhike across Japan during the summer holidays but end up on the trip from hell… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0...

Duration:00:51:18

The Evil in Our Safe Spaces

9/13/2019
Episode Notes Aokigahara now on sale! Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Or join the Discord! Spirits and monsters don’t just lurk in empty, dark spaces. Sometimes they hide in plain sight, or sometimes they’re with us all along and we never notice. Perhaps they’re with you right now… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0...

Duration:00:46:33

What Lurks in Abandoned Buildings?

8/30/2019
Episode Notes Kowabana Vol 1 & Vol 5 on sale this week! Join our Patreon for early access and bonus episodes and help support the show! Follow us on the Kowabana YouTube channel for even more exclusive Japanese horror, and chat with other fans in the Discord! Abandoned buildings are an endemic in Japan. From old houses to hospitals, shrines to hotels, you’ll find all sorts of buildings left empty… or are they? Find out what really lurks in the shadows. BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod...

Duration:00:47:53