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

The cursed Kleenex commercial

Episode 008

Episode Notes

Have you ever seen the cursed Kleenex commercial? It's said that everyone involved in its production died, and if you watch it, you'll be next. Find out the truth behind this urban legend right here. 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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a month 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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a month 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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4 months ago

Kuchisake-onna, the Japanese horror legend

Episode 001

Episode Notes

"Am I pretty?" she asks before removing her mask, revealing her mouth cut from ear-to-ear. Kuchisake-onna is the Japanese urban legend of urban legends. Find out how she came to be and the truth behind her story right here. More information at Kowabana.net or get early access at Patreon.

BGM thanks to Myuuji. Intro & Outro BGM thanks to Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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