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Kowabana Podcast Episode 175

Four terrifying tales of spirits who linger and cause problems for those who are unfortunate enough to encounter them… If The post Kowabana Podcast Episode 175 first appeared…

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Transparent

Author: Ukari (translated with author’s permission, please visit their website to see the original Japanese works!) To say here is far, The post Transparent first appeared on Kowabana.

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When You Understand: Tree Frogs

Stories with a hidden twist! Can you guess what’s really going on? Scroll further down to find the answer…   The post When You Understand: Tree Frogs first…

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Kowabana Encyclopedia: Guruguru-sama

Found in: Kowabana 131: A Haunting Past Image source This story is told to us by someone who’s friends with The post Kowabana Encyclopedia: Guruguru-sama first appeared on…

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The Blue Hole in the Ocean is So Scary I Can’t Sleep

1. I wonder where the bottom is. 2. There are holes even in the ocean, huh… 5. That first one The post The Blue Hole in the Ocean…

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Words You Shouldn’t Search For: Iruka no Yume de Sayonara

This week’s search term is, on the surface, a bit of a strange one. “Iruka no yume de sayonara” can The post Words You Shouldn’t Search For: Iruka…

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Evening Shower

Author: Ukari (translated with author’s permission, please visit their website to see the original Japanese works!) To say here is far, The post Evening Shower first appeared on Kowabana.

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I Found A Seriously Creepy Village

1. 2. I feel like this was some sort of movie or YouTube video or something. 17. >>2 House of The post I Found A Seriously Creepy Village…

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Kowabana Encyclopedia: Futamono

Found in: Kowabana 72: Mysterious Mountain Monsters Futamono. The name can be split into “futa” (two) and “mono” (things), which The post Kowabana Encyclopedia: Futamono first appeared on…

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Apparently It’s Real Scary After You Kill Yourself

Translator’s note: This thread features 2channellers talking about suicide and death in their own unique way, so if you’d rather The post Apparently It’s Real Scary After You…

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Kowabana Podcast Episode 174

Four strange, bizarre, and horrifying tales of people being in places they shouldn’t and then sharing that horror with others… The post Kowabana Podcast Episode 174 first appeared…

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Poke

Author: Ukari (translated with author’s permission, please visit their website to see the original Japanese works!) To say here is far, The post Poke first appeared on Kowabana.

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I Came To A Famous Ghost Spot for Jumping

1. The air is cool. 2 (OP). It’s not very scary. 3. Don’t turn around. 5. Where is that? 7 The post I Came To A Famous Ghost…

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Kowabana Encyclopedia: Curse of the Pilgrim

Found in: Kowabana 26: Oden Special: A hodgepodge of horror Who the pilgrim was, exactly, remains unknown, but the curse The post Kowabana Encyclopedia: Curse of the Pilgrim…

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Famous People Who Were Killed

1. Serious responses please. 4. Ozaki Yutaka. 5. Qin Shi Huang. 6. John F. Kennedy. 9. Nakagawa Shoichi. 10. Kawada The post Famous People Who Were Killed first…

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Words You Shouldn’t Search For: Nozaki Corned Beef

Nozaki Corned Beef is a bit of a strange term, as are the reasons it made it to the “words The post Words You Shouldn’t Search For: Nozaki…

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Leave It As Is

Author: Ukari (translated with author’s permission, please visit their website to see the original Japanese works!) To say here is far, The post Leave It As Is first appeared…

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I Can Sense My Recently Deceased Ex-Boyfriend

1. I got a call from the police three days ago, and for some reason they told me that he The post I Can Sense My Recently Deceased…

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Kowabana Encyclopedia: The Mysterious Ken-kun

Found in: Kowabana 17: The true terror behind cursed dolls The mysterious Ken-kun is an interesting figure that has garnered The post Kowabana Encyclopedia: The Mysterious Ken-kun first…

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Something Huge Appears to be Buried Under the Antarctic Ice

1. How scary. “Scientists are baffled by a strange event in which a huge “abnormal presence” has been observed beneath The post Something Huge Appears to be Buried…

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Kowabana Podcast Episode 173

Six encounters with not just the supernatural, but the very real as well that will leave you reeling and wondering The post Kowabana Podcast Episode 173 first appeared…

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Troubled

Author: Ukari (translated with author’s permission, please visit their website to see the original Japanese works!) To say here is far, The post Troubled first appeared on Kowabana.

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Can You Spot the Horror Hidden in the Poster for the Film Inunaki Village

1. “The poster visual for the film Inunaki Village, releasing on Friday 7 February, 2020, has been released.” (omitted) “Is The post Can You Spot the Horror Hidden…

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Kowabana Encyclopedia: Crunch Crunch

Found in: Kowabana 34: Dreams that kill It might sound like a strange name, but “crunch crunch” refers to a The post Kowabana Encyclopedia: Crunch Crunch first appeared…

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The Mystery Woman Who Always Appears in AI Horror Art

1. Who is “the mysterious woman who appears throughout most horror pictures created by AI”? The fear of the digital The post The Mystery Woman Who Always Appears…

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Words You Shouldn’t Search For: Atashi wa Mou Oyome niwa Ikemasen

Chances are very good you have seen the image that accompanies this phrase you shouldn’t be looking for, but likely The post Words You Shouldn’t Search For: Atashi…

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Woman in the Hand Mirror

Author: Ukari (translated with author’s permission, please visit their website to see the original Japanese works!) To say here is far, The post Woman in the Hand Mirror first…

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The Biggest Incident Ever Caused By A Ghost

1. It’s gotta be the junior high drowning incident in Mie, right? 2 (OP). Maybe some of you have never The post The Biggest Incident Ever Caused By…

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Kowabana Encyclopedia: Magagami-sama

Found in: Kowabana 2: Magagami-sama & more! In a certain village somewhere in the countryside of Japan, it’s said you The post Kowabana Encyclopedia: Magagami-sama first appeared on…

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I Ended Up Somewhere Dangerous In Kyoto

1. I don’t remember the name, but I was walking to a burial mound late at night and found this The post I Ended Up Somewhere Dangerous In…

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Kowabana Podcast Episode 172

Eight horrifying stories straight out of Japan that will make you question what you see and what really lurks out The post Kowabana Podcast Episode 172 first appeared…

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Knock, Knock

Author: Ukari (translated with author’s permission, please visit their website to see the original Japanese works!) To say here is far, The post Knock, Knock first appeared on Kowabana.

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Aso: “This is the Official Residence Ghost, Nice To Meet You.” The Truth Is Here…

1. “This is the official residence ghost. Nice to meet you.” LDP, Aso. Three days after entering the prime minister’s The post Aso: “This is the Official Residence…

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Kowabana Encyclopedia: Red Bridge

Found in: Kowabana 167: Exploring the Unknown The Red Bridge is a mystery. It’s located somewhere in the countryside of The post Kowabana Encyclopedia: Red Bridge first appeared…

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3 Most Seriously Crazy Urban Legends

1. Artificial earthquakes, the moon’s true form, and what else? 4. Was the Tohoku Earthquake also artificial? 11 (OP). >>4 The post 3 Most Seriously Crazy Urban Legends…

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Words You Shouldn’t Search For: Gomen Ne Ora Mou

There are numerous words, names, and phrases that the Japanese internet affectionately refers to as “kensaku shite wa ikenai kotoba,” The post Words You Shouldn’t Search For: Gomen…

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Zazazaza

Author: Ukari (translated with author’s permission, please visit their website to see the original Japanese works!) To say here is far, The post Zazazaza first appeared on Kowabana.

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I’m Crazy About Ghosts, But I’ve Seen Too Many and Developed a Tolerance

1. No matter how scary something is, it doesn’t affect me anymore. It sucks. 2 (OP). Ju-on etc just feels The post I’m Crazy About Ghosts, But I’ve…

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Best Free Japanese Horror Games

We’re back with another ranking, this time, the top eight Japanese horror games that you can play for free, as The post Best Free Japanese Horror Games first…

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Teach Me How To See Ghosts

1. I really wanna see one. 2. Hmm. I think it would be difficult to directly see them, but if The post Teach Me How To See Ghosts…

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Fine Travels

Author: Ukari (translated with author’s permission, please visit their website to see the original Japanese works!) To say here is far, The post Fine Travels first appeared on Kowabana.

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Kowabana Podcast Episode 171

Six encounters with spirits and cursed objects that will leave many wondering whether they’ll make it out the other side The post Kowabana Podcast Episode 171 first appeared…

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I Found Piles of Salt at the Entrance to a Shrine

1. What does it mean? 2. It’s to keep you away. 3 (OP). I took some photos. 4. It’s a The post I Found Piles of Salt at…

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I Moved And Now I’m Haunted

1. I’m terrified. 2 (OP). I can hear a woman’s voice, for real. 7. Become a YouTuber then. 5. It’s The post I Moved And Now I’m Haunted…

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Top Four Scariest Japanese Horror Visual Novels

Ever wondered what Japanese readers consider to be the scariest visual novels you can read right now? Well, wonder no The post Top Four Scariest Japanese Horror Visual…

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The Reason They Stopped Making Ghost Specials

1. Why? 2. Because there are no more ghosts? 3. The world discovered how easy they are to fake. 4. The post The Reason They Stopped Making Ghost…

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Japanese Horror Weekly Wrap-up 2024/2/18

We are back! Missed some of the cool things that were released in the Japanese horror and Kowabana worlds this The post Japanese Horror Weekly Wrap-up 2024/2/18 first…

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Slide

Author: Ukari (translated with author’s permission, please visit their website to see the original Japanese works!) To say here is far, The post Slide first appeared on Kowabana.

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Kowabana Vol. 13 is now out!

It’s here! If you’re after your latest dose of creepy ghosts, abandoned buildings, dreadful curses, weird monsters, and much much The post Kowabana Vol. 13 is now out!…

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I Visited A Ghost Spot and Now My House is Cursed, Help

1. I can hear knocking sounds at night and regular footsteps walking up and down the hall. 2. It’s not The post I Visited A Ghost Spot and…

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