Những câu chuyện bí ẩn về thế giới tâm linh

Summer is the time when Japanese people would enjoy something to escape the heat. Dining by the river, enjoying Nagashisomen, Kakigori, watermelon or Unagi-don. And last but not the least, a good horror story or experience lớn feel the chill amidst the summer heat! Let’s explore some of the categories in our first installation!

The Country of many beliefs


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Although Japanese vì chưng not believe sầu in a specific religion, they set most, if not all, of beliefs together. Getting blessed by the Shinlớn Shrine at birth, married in Christian Church, and cremated in Buddhist ceremony; there are just a few examples of Japanese beliefs. Fortune and luông xã still play a huge part in beliefs though.

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The original Shinkhổng lồ belief is akin khổng lồ Tnhì Hindu-animism belief; gods are everywhere, even in the nhà wc. In fact, some deceased ancestors or emperors are believed khổng lồ have sầu become gods. But unlike Vương Quốc của nụ cười where everything else is either a ghost or a spirit, Japanese have sầu many words to describe many categories of phenomenal existences. 

1. Gods (神様)


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Literally, the oldest folktales in nhật bản, myths, và legends of how Japan was created & governed are also the scarcest as it was mostly oral story before text records were invented. While Amaterasu (天照大御神Sun Goddess) is the most well-known, there are many more before her such as her parents Game Izanagi (伊弉諾) and Izanangươi (伊邪那美), và the single god Hitorigangươi (独神). The pair “God of Wind and God of Thunder” (風神雷神) is also popular, you can see them in paintings & even as statues in Kaminari Gate (雷門) of Sensoji Temple!

In the modern time, Shinlớn is said in the other name as “Yaoyorozu no Kami” (八百万の神) or 8 Million of Gods. Some are well known for their deeds, others their mischiefs. Some folktales referred lớn the disappearance of persons as Kamikakushi (神隠し hidden by god).

2. Youkai (妖怪)


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Due to lớn the popularity of modern animation “Youkai Watch”, Youkais have sầu received both love sầu và attention lately. But originally, Youkais were believed lớn be supernatural beings with powers beyond human understanding that caused certain phenomemãng cầu. The most comtháng power is shape-shifting, earning them the name Obake (お化け) or Bakemono (化け物).

Some benevolent youkais are regarded as gods in some area, such as Kappage authority or Inugangươi. Some are shown as servants to lớn certain gods lượt thích Raijuu (雷獣). Malevolent youkais are also known by other names such as Mamono (魔物) or Kemono (獣). Some even live among mỏi comtháng folks like Hitouban (飛頭蛮).

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3. Yuurei (幽霊)


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Not all phenomena are accredited to lớn youkais or gods, spirits of human beings are also known khổng lồ be the cause. Many of the scary tales in folklore, urban legends, horror stories or even strange photographs are known to be caused by spirits of a human; in some case (Ikiryou 生霊) by a living one!

Well-known Stories

Horror Stories to keep you chilled in Summer

Report: Strange Occurrences During Obon


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Obon is often used khổng lồ refer to the end of “visiting period” where beings from different worlds must go back khổng lồ their realms. But it also refers to lớn the “visiting period” itself, starting from Tanabata, when the veils between worlds are weak enough to allow beings lớn cross between worlds (notably Hikoboshi and Orihime).

Hitodama (人魂) are often seen in this period… As if the haunted stories of local Yuurei were not enough, the visiting ancestors can add interesting dynamics to lớn the ghost stories as well! If you are after some chilling experience, Obon might be the time just for you!

Folktales: Vengeance of Oiwa

Enshrined in Oiwa Shrine to put the spirit to rest, Oiwa has a tale which is sad but satisfying as she returned from the grave for vengeance against her unfaithful husbvà.

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Folktales: Massacre at Oiranbuchi


Known as one of the most haunted sites in Japan, Oiranbubỏ ra began its tale during the Sengoku era when Takeda family hired 55 Oirans lớn perkhung on the stage above sầu the waterfall & loosed the stage down, dropping all the women down to keep the secret of hidden gold from getting out. Ever since men cannot get cchiến bại lớn the site and women reported strange sadness or outburst without reasons near the site.

Urban Legend: Star-Shaped Barrier of Tokyo


According to lớn some occults, Evì chưng was designed with protective wards using double star-shaped seals, placing important buildings (shrines and temples) at 10 locations around the capital. Each location is also regarded as a power spot. Even Kyoto-Osaka also has star-shaped seal…

Urban Legend: Real Ghosts Amongst the Nhái in Ghost House

Some Ghost Houses (化け屋敷) were known to lớn be renovated the haunted site, such as abandoned hospitals or hotels. With popularity and renovation, it is hard lớn notice the real ghosts out of the fake ones when you are there. However, some reported unsettling feeling, whispers from nowhere, or even unnatural chill. Do you think you have sầu the sixth sense? Give sầu it a try!

Let’s get deeper!

Feeling interested? This is just the first installation of Horror và Mystery Series. We will dive sầu deeper inlớn each story, old & new alike. Feel không tính phí to lớn ask or suggest the story you would lượt thích khổng lồ know, and we will delve sầu into it and report baông chồng in!


Do you have sầu plans to lớn go khổng lồ Japan in the near future? I have plans to lớn go khổng lồ nhật bản within a month I have plans to go to nhật bản within 3 months I have sầu plans to lớn go lớn nhật bản within 6 months I have plans lớn go to Japan but more than 6 months ahead No, I don't have sầu any plan khổng lồ go khổng lồ Japan
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