Fun Link Friday: Shoraida – The Rice Paddy Ghosts

We’ve featured Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai on Shinpai Deshou before, but in the spirit of Halloween, I’d like to highlight a story from the region where Hokuriku meets Chubu:

The great Hida mountain range of stretches between Gifu and Nagano prefectures. In the mountain range, on the summit of Mount Norikura, lies the Swamp of Senchogahara. One day the mountaineer Uemaki Taro was traveling near Senchogahara, when he came on a group of men and women together—about 10 of them—drinking from the swamp water.

Uemaki was justifiably terrified when he saw their were wearing the white katabira robe and triangle hat that are the garb of yurei.

Find this and more spooky stories in translation here. 

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