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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

Visitations That Defy Belief

1/15/2021
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 your might find your home or workplace visited by something not of this world. Do they mean harm, or perhaps bring good tidings? Only one way to find out… 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:00:43:50

Mysterious Encounters of the Dangerous Kind

1/1/2021
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 we encounter something that shouldn’t be. Something that doesn’t make any sense, and yet there it is, right in front of us. These tales will make you question what’s real and what isn’t. BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative Commons: By...

Duration:00:46:49

Dangerous Old Customs

12/18/2020
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 has a long history, and many out of the way villages have old customs that have carried down through the centuries… not all of them good. Beware what lurks in the forgotten pockets of the countryside… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative Commons:...

Duration:00:42:13

Popular in 2020

12/4/2020
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! This week we’re looking at a selection of stories that Japanese readers enjoyed throughout 2020. Kick back, relax, and let this wide variety of thrills and chills wash over you. 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:00:47:38

Cursed Items, Cursed Lives

11/20/2020
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 apparently full of cursed items, from something as innocuous as a doll or a box, to items far, far more terrifying. What happens when you touch them? Sometimes it’s best not to find out… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative Commons: By...

Duration:00:47:30

Unsolved Yurei Hauntings

11/6/2020
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! Ghosts can be found all over Japan, and while we hear stories of what happens to them after death, how did they get there in the first place? Often it’s a mystery, and perhaps it’s better left that way… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative Commons: By...

Duration:00:45:56

The Village That Disappeared

10/23/2020
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! Long ago, something happened that caused an entire village to disappear off the face of the earth. What happened to it, and why? This is a tale you won’t soon forget… 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:01:11:01

Jinkan and Other Terrifying Crow Tales

10/9/2020
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! In a certain village in Japan lies something they call the Jinkan. Born of a crow who attacks a human, it turns into a monster that must be stopped before it’s too late. But how can they stop it? BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative Commons: By...

Duration:00:46:32

Summer Creepypasta Classics

9/25/2020
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! Summer is the traditional time for horror in Japan, and this week we have some classics that haven’t yet been shared on the show to send a chill down your spine! 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 Kowabana:...

Duration:00:46:22

Mark of the Other Side

9/11/2020
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! When the other side reaches out, it tends to leave its mark on this one. This week we delve into five tales that look at encounters with a world beyond our own. 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 Kowabana:...

Duration:00:43:32

Evil Spirit Den

8/28/2020
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! Children are warned not to enter the abandoned shrine grounds, so what do they do? Enter, of course. Yet it’s the start of what will become a decades-long nightmare… 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:00:45:54

Terrifying Rural Jaunts & Monsters

8/14/2020
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! 22% of Japan lives in rural areas that tale up much of the countryside. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city you’ll find all sorts of creepiness, like in these four tales… 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:00:45:34

Cursed Countryside

7/31/2020
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 countryside isn’t all peace and tranquillity. Sometimes darkness hides out there, lurking, waiting for someone to stumble upon it again. Beware what lurks far from the busy cities… 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:00:44:10

At Your Own Risk

7/17/2020
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! Japan is full of stories that never turn out well for those involved. Sometimes just hearing about it is enough to curse you as well. These horrifying tales are a reminder that you can’t always avoid the unknown… BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin MacLeod and CO.AG. Sound effects thanks to Free Sound and freeSFX. Licensed under Creative...

Duration:00:43:30

The Supernatural, The Unexplainable

7/3/2020
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! Explore five stories that looks at things that shouldn’t be. Buildings that shouldn’t exist, benign objects that can kill, mysterious voices in the woods, and more… 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:00:47:17

The Annoying Wayside Grass

6/19/2020
Episode Notes Sumikowa: The Haunting of Higanbana Heights is 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! A young man with spiritual powers. A friend in need. What could go wrong? When this young man visits his friend’s house after hearing disturbing news of strange occurrences, he quickly realises this is far bigger than any of them can understand. BGM thanks to Myuuji, Kevin...

Duration:00:57:53

Brushes with the Other Side

6/5/2020
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! Do you believe in ghosts? Ever wondered what might be on the other side? The protagonists of these five stories are about to find out, and they might not like the answers. 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:00:43:32

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