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horrorjapan: Just received my review copy of K…

horrorjapan:

Just received my review copy of Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan by Zack Davisson. It’s a follow up of sorts to his previous book on Japanese folklore, Yurei: The Japanese Ghost

While understandably less of a creepy read than Yurei, there’s a great variety of analysis and feline fiction to to dig your claws in to.

Switching from analysis, to history, to stories, all accompanied by a wealth of illustrations the book keeps you well invested.

In the West we’re often tangentially aware of Japanese folklore through its proliferation in modern media, but Davisson doesn’t take this for granted.

If a painting is referenced in the text, it’s there in the book. If a chapter is about Bakeneko 化け猫 for example, the chapter will end with a story about said Kaibyo (Supernatural Cat). I also appreciate each chapter having a mini Kanji breakdown for each of the Kaibyo 怪猫 discussed. It’s the little things that make it such a page turner.

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Perhaps my favorite aspect of the book so far are the newly translated tales from centuries past detailing the actions of these yokai. Many of them wouldn’t necessarily stand up for a modern audience if published alone, but with the accompanying text stating the historical and mythological significance of some of these stories, everything ties together so nicely.

I’ll have a full review soon on horrorjapan.com! if you’re interested in the book it’s available now http://amzn.to/2zVv6Cz [Affiliate Link]

Where’s My Baby?

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Where’s My Baby?

In 1826, Ann Roche was arrested for the murder of her grandson, Michael Leahy. Michael was a four years old boy, who was unable to stand or walk or even speak. Ann bathed the boy for three days in a river and on the third day she held the child under the water, drowning him. During the trail, she maintained her innocence claiming Michael was a changeling and she only intended to wash the fairy…

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A supposedly haunted painting that was origina…

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Its previous owner claimed that the painting caused several paranormal experiences, caused by an apparent shadow person. “Purchased in Pauanui at Antique shop, suspect it is haunted, not cursed but suspect something came into the house with it,” the original listing read. “Another night a shadowy figure was cast (moving) from the upstairs room window where painting is hung (no one in room).”

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My cousin used to be married to an abusive ass…

My cousin used to be married to an abusive asswipe, my grandmother hated him. My grandmother, passed away 15 years ago. About a week after her death, my cousin's ex husband expressed extreme fear. He claimed someone was following him. My cousin felt a protective presence. She asked her son if he felt safe in the house, his reply was "yes, I feel very safe. But mom… I see auntie chasing dad." That was my lovely nana. In the afterlife, chasing my cousin's shit husband. Gotta love her.

That is amazing!