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You will after listening to this!
Some lucid dreamers can watch their dreams like television, but if you board the Nightmare Express (悪夢エクスプレス), there’s a chance, you’ll never get off. Lucky for you, it’s the last day of O-Bon and you’ll have nothing to worry about until next year….
Or will you?
It’s day two of O-Bon.
It’s the time when the dead walk again in Japan.
And we’re continuing the Edo Period tradition of telling kaidan (ghost stories) during this haunted season to kill time.
We’re taking a break from studying Japanese grammar, so kick back and enjoy this ancient Japanese Tradition.
Being in an accident is scary.
But an JapanesePod101.com O-Bon Kaidan accident is a nightmare!
Today is the first day of O-Bon and this time we have a very special guest writer:
The legendary Japanese storyteller, Inagawa Junji. This is the second time he’s been gracious enough to let us use one of his stories.
We’re resurrecting the old Edo Period tradition of Hyaku Monogatari Kaidankai, a party where people got together to tell 100 ghost stories to pass the time in the summer heat. We’re only going to tell one story for each day of O-Bon, but we’re sure they’re as scary as 100 others.
You’re in for a treat this time!
On Inagawa Junji’s website, you can learn about his upcoming performances and CD’s, DVD’s and iTunes downloads. We highly recommend checking him out, he is truly a modern Japanese cultural icon.
Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! Halloween is here at last so we’ve put together another scary story by the legendary storyteller, Inagawa Junji. This story features a Nihon Ningyō (traditional Japanese Doll) which has some connection to Sayaka’s dead sister. The doll has a nasty habit of biting her boyfriends and scaring them away. You’ll never think of these traditional dolls the same again. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave us a ghost… er, post!
Learn Japanese at JapanesePod101.com! Today is our final O-Bon kaidan. This one is a first person account told by a young real estate agent. Although Tokyo is famous for it’s outrageously over-priced real estate, from time to time you can find some really good deals… if you’re willing to overlook certain details! Maybe an unexpected roommate is a good thing. After listening, stop by JapanesePod101.com and be sure to leave us a post!