Tag: Japan

May 16, 2020

The Legend of Kiyohime The Japanese Ghost

Japan is renowned as a country steeped in mythology and folklore. It has been passed down throughout the generations and has given us some truly amazing, and creepy stories. However, many of these stories are unknown to westerners. One of the most famous Japanese stories, is of Kiyohime, the Japanese ghost. Japanese mythology embraces Buddhist […]

August 12, 2019

Ningyo: The Mythical Mermaids of Japan

Western readers will probably be familiar with the Folklore of Mermaids. These mysterious sea creatures are not just unique to western lands however. The Ningyo, which translates as human fish, is a creature in Japanese folklore which is quite similar to Western Mermaids. In Western folklore, mermaids are widely portrayed to be incredibly beautiful, seductive […]

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