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Japanese Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings, and Paranormal Phenomena

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Japanese Ghost Stories is a collection of the eerie and terrifying from around Japan. This book opens a window into the hidden aspects of the Japanese world of the paranormal, a place where trees grow human hair, rocks weep and there's even a graveyard where Jesus is reputed to have been buried. Covering ancient and modern times, Japanese Ghost Stories offers not only good ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published March 10th 2010 by Tuttle Publishing (first published 2010)
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Claudia
Feb 28, 2012 Claudia rated it it was ok
Shelves: in-english
I was looking for a book on... well, Japanese ghost stories, when I found this in my library's register.

While on the front, the subtitle reads "Spirits, Hauntings and Paranormal Phenomena", it's rather clear that the last one was the most important to the author. I personally do not believe in the paranormal, especially since so many people have been found out to be crooks, and her absolutely noncritical view on the subject bothered me. I had not looked for a book describing faith-healers and p
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Courtney
It wasn't horrible. For most of the book it sat at two stars, but the last 2 chapters managed to bump the rating up a little.

It's titled Japanese Ghost stories. So, a reasonable assumption is that there are going to be quite a few of them, right? Especially for people who are familiar with the local ghost story books, like the "Saskatchewan Ghost Stories" books. This is definitely not in the same format.

The first chapter or so is promising, giving information about various supernatural creatures
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Na3no3a
Oct 04, 2015 Na3no3a rated it liked it
للتو انتهيت من كتاب japanese ghost stories , او قصص الأشباح اليابانيه ، بالنسبه لي العنوان وايد جذبني و انا وايد مهتمه بقصص الاشباح و خصوصاً اليابانيه لأن هم يبدعون بهالمجال شعب خياله واسع ، و بما انه مربوط بشكل او بآخر بالتاريخ هالكتب فرصه انكم تتعلمون عن ثقافات و تاريخ الشعوب ، لأن كل قصص الاشباح لها اصل يرجعون له ، الكاتب كتب الكتاب و بحث بهالموضوع بعد ما واجه حادثه خارقه للطبيعه لها خص بالاشباح لمن كان مسافر لليابان ،المهم فيه ٧ أجزاء ، قعد بالاربع الاجزاء الاولى ركز على الوسطاء الروحانيين ، ...more
Trevor
Mar 29, 2016 Trevor rated it did not like it
Shelves: kewjapan, kew-nf
This is a very odd little book. The title is quite misleading, as the book does not retell ghost stories in a compelling or even a narrative way. Rather, it is a sort of slapdash "account of the supernatural" in Japan, but without any sense of scholarly criticism or skepticism either (in fact, the author seems perhaps to believe in what she describes). Some of the stories and places mentioned are compelling on their own, but are not treated in an approachable manner, either creatively or ...more
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