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Red Hanten 半纏

*A hanten is a traditional Japanese short winter coat. "One day a middle school girl went to use the toilet. When she was ready to wipe, she heard an old woman say 'Shall I dress you in a red hanten?' She became frightened and asked a teacher about the voice. The teacher used the toilet… Continue reading Red Hanten 半纏

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Kainade

Kainade is a yokai that lurks in toilets in old Kyoto houses. People believe Kanaide only appears on the night of February 3rd, a holiday called Setsubun (the evening before the first day of spring). Like many yokai, it's a little unclear exactly what Kanaide's intent is other than to frighten people. The story goes… Continue reading Kainade