Toshiden: Exploring Japanese Urban Legends
Digging into Japanese urban legends of all sizes
3 days ago

Hanako-san of the toilet

Episode 013

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Knock three times on the third toilet stall from the end to summon her. But who is Hanako-san, one of the most popular and enduring Japanese horror icons of all time, and how did she come to be?

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

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17 days ago

Dastardly dreams that will kill you

Episode 012

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We’ve all heard of Freddy on Elm Street, but did you know that there’s a village where, if you trip over, you’ll die? Can you remember the very specific and complex way of escaping the old lady who will kill you in your dreams? Arm yourself with knowledge right now.

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a month ago

Curse of the Red Room

Episode 011

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Ever visited a website with pop up ads so obnoxious you had to leave? What if you couldn’t? We often joke that ads will be the death of us, but what if that were true? What if there was no way to escape The Red Room?

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a month ago

The lost and lawless Inunaki Village

Episode 010

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Deep in the mountains of Fukuoka Prefecture there exists a village where the laws of modern-day man have no effect. A village that kills upon sight. A village lost in time. Find out the truth about the fabled Inunaki Village.

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3 months ago

The curse of Sugisawa, the lost village

Episode 007

Episode Notes

It’s said there once existed a village that suffered a tragedy so terrible it was wiped from the map. But did Sugisawa ever really exist, and if so, what happened there? Find out as we explore the history behind this popular urban legend. More information at Kowabana.net or get early access at Patreon.

Music thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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3 months ago

Purple mirror, the cursed words

Episode 006

Episode Notes

If you're younger than 20, you might want to skip this one. The words "purple mirror" are said to be a curse, and if you remember them by the time you come of age, you will suffer misfortune or even die. Find out why, and what you can do to avoid it. More information at Kowabana.net or get early access at Patreon.

Music thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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