40 episodes

Uncanny Japan explores all that is weird from old Japan. Strange superstitions, folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures dug up while doing research for my writing, and I want to share them with you here.

Uncanny Japan - Japanese Myths, Folktales, Superstitions, History and Language Thersa Matsuura

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 95 Ratings

Uncanny Japan explores all that is weird from old Japan. Strange superstitions, folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures dug up while doing research for my writing, and I want to share them with you here.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

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Best podcast ever!!!

This is great I learned so much about Japanese lore can’t compliment this podcast with words!!!

Park Uchi ,

Uncanny Japan

Matsura-san is amazing in her knowledge of the Japanese language, culture and mythology. I lived six years in Japan and learned much during my immersive experience, but I keep gaining more insight from Matsura! I loved her podcast on the cicadas and also found the podcast on the "one" (monster) app that many mothers are using to manipulate their kids very informative (though sad).

Theresa, do you have any podcasts or stories on crows and the mythology or view of them?

joemuse ,

Excellent show!

I think most podcasts I listen to can use a bit of cutitng down. Uncanny Japan almost always leaves me wanting at least a few more minutes! Japan is rich in the weird and this cast delivers it every month. By turns scary, creepy, and slyly funny, by all means, listen to this one!

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