Japan In-Depth

Are these cute or just scary? Japanese spirits and ghosts!

From time immemorial, Japan's horror stories always featured youkai, the Japanese word for ghosts and monsters. It's said that people gave the name "youkai" to phenomena that people couldn't understand. Some youkai are really scary at a glance, but when you look at them closer they're actual rather charming or funny. Check out these youkai that fall under that category.


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