114 episodes

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/

Kowabana: 'True' Japanese scary stories from around the internet Tara A. Devlin

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    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

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/

    Hauntings of Unknown Origin

    Hauntings of Unknown Origin

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    Sometimes strange things happen without explanation. No matter how deep you look, it can be difficult to uncover why. And, perhaps, it’s best 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 Attribution 3.0 License

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    • 44 min
    Unexplainable Mysteries of the Night

    Unexplainable Mysteries of the Night

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    Do you ever truly know what’s lurking in the darkness? Sometimes its best not to know, as these three stories can attest to…

    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

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    • 45 min
    Monstrous Encounters You Should Avoid

    Monstrous Encounters You Should Avoid

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    This week we have three tales of terrifying monsters you don’t want to run into at night… or during the day… or ever. Avoid them with your life… if you can.

    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

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    • 50 min
    Horrifying Family Secrets

    Horrifying Family Secrets

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    Ever thought your family was bad? These two tales will make you question those closest to you and whether you ever really truly know what’s going on in the house you live in…

    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

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    • 49 min
    Bizarre Tales from Unique Characters

    Bizarre Tales from Unique Characters

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    These tales highlight not only some of the strange monsters you might cross in Japan, but some of the strange people you might see as well. If you are lucky, or unlucky enough…

    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

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    • 46 min
    Bizarre & Dangerous Encounters

    Bizarre & Dangerous Encounters

    Episode Notes
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    These four stories will remind you that no matter where you go or what you do, danger will find you, and often in the most unexpected and terrifying ways.

    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

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Jane velvet ,

Wow Kowabana!

I really love the segment where you need to finish the story to know the twist on the opening story! I love you Tara! more episodes to come :)

Colilix ,

Love it!

I love almost everything about Japan, apparently, also its horror stories! Kowabana rocks! 😂

kjour17 ,

Go-to podcast

Just found Kowabana a few months ago and I was hooked! My day isn’t complete without listening to this and her other podcasts. Thank you so much for bringing us these horror stories and legends 🖤

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