Toshiden: Exploring Japanese Urban Legends
Digging into Japanese urban legends of all sizes
1 year ago

Online Transmission

S3 Episode 10

Episode Notes

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Be careful what you wish for. It’s said that words have power. What if urban legends have that same power? What if you created an urban legend, only to find out that it was real…

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1 year ago

Nail Marks

S3 Episode 09

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A girl trapped in a school basement over the holidays. The janitor returns to find her corpse and nail marks on the back of the door from her attempts to escape. Did this really happen, and if so, where?

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1 year ago

Tiny Old Man

S3 Episode 08

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He’s smaller than the length of a ruler and likes to hang around hidden from plain site. Who is the Tiny Old Man and where does he come from?

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1 year ago

Tsukuba Robot

S3 Episode 07

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Legend has it that an interesting secret lies in wait at Tsukuba University. In Japan’s final hour the very campus itself will transform into a giant robot to save the nation! Could such a thing really be possible?

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1 year ago

Takefuji’s Secret

S3 Episode 06

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In a famous commercial for a consumer credit company, women dance around in skimpy clothing. Were they forced into it because they were in debt themselves? Was the commercial an example of what might happen if you too didn’t pay back your debts?

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1 year ago

Kagome Kagome

S3 Episode 05

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A popular children’s song with a dark, hidden history. What’s the truth behind this game children still play today, and is it really as horrifying as it’s made out to be?

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1 year ago

3 O’clock & Purple Grannies

S3 Episode 04

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One strikes at 3 o’clock. The other wears all purple. They both strike school toilets. What should you do if you run into one of these terrifying grannies?

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1 year ago

Fukuchiyama Derailment Mystery

S3 Episode 03

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On April 25, 2005, a train derailed on the Fukuchiyama Line. Numerous human errors were found to be at fault, but a legend soon sprang up that perhaps there may have been some ghostly fault as well…

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1 year ago

Bizarre Website

S3 Episode 02

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There a certain website on the internet that you shouldn’t visit. If you do manage to find it, it will show you all sorts of dark and twisted images, but be careful. You might not be as alone as you think…

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1 year ago

The Weeping Tree

S3 Episode 01

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There’s a tree in Hokkaido that’s said to cry whenever anyone attempts to cut it down. It’s haunted by the spirits of those who died on its branches or near its roots, and if you believe the rumours, it wants revenge.

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2 years ago

Aokigahara: The Truth Behind Japan’s Suicide Forest

S2 Episode 11

Episode Notes

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There are numerous legends about Aokigahara, Japan’s suicide forest. Compasses don’t work. Murderers lurk in the trees. Once you enter you’ll never come out. Discover the truth right here.

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