Great insights and glimpse into Japanese ghosts and mysteries.
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Yurei—Japanese Ghosts—follow certain rules; obey certain laws. They have a specific appearance and purpose. These rules supply authenticity, making them culturally relevant and recognizable. Also, these rules make them more horrifying than the constantly changing Western ghost, which can be played for laughs, romance, or fear at any given moment.
Each aspect of a yurei is bound by centuries of culture and tradition. There is a “why” behind everything, and the story of the individual aspects of the yurei can be as fascinating as the yurei stories themselves.
Click the title of each to be taken to the full story.
A country as obsessed with ghosts as Japan is obviously going to have more than a single word. Just as in English, there are several words meaning…
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