Kowabana: 'True' Japanese scary stories from around the internet: Volume Two
Author: Tara A. Devlin
Format: Kindle Edition
A young man visits his grandparents in the countryside. While relaxing in the front yard he sees a wide-brimmed hat moving behind the hedge. A woman appears, but as she walks away, he realises the hedge is over two metres tall. If he could see her over that, then... When he mentions this strange woman to his grandfather, he finds out that her name is Hasshaku-sama, the eight-foot-tall woman, and she only appears before those she intends to snatch away.
Deep in the countryside, a young woman finds a strange-looking box in her back shed. When her friend—a Shinto priest—sees it, he becomes violently ill and warns everyone not to touch it. It's a kotoribako, a box filled with an incredible curse from which none who touch it can escape.
"Kowabana: 'True' Japanese scary stories from around the internet Vol. 2" is a collection of anonymous horror tales collected and translated from the occult boards on the Japanese website '2chan.' Presented as true stories that really happened to the author, these are tales of Japanese ghosts, murder, suicide, revenge, cursed objects and other strange happenings. They are comparable to the Western phenomenon of the 'creepypasta' but with a Japanese twist.
In this volume you'll find over 90 scary stories and urban legends, many of which have never been seen before and have been translated exclusively for this book. Find out what lurks deep in the Japanese countryside, how technology is out to get you, the secrets behind those who fight the supernatural and much more. There's no masked killer hiding behind the bushes with a machete inside these pages. Find out what horrors are truly terrifying a nation right here.