Think you know urban legends? Think again.
Perhaps you’ve heard of Kuchisake-onna, the slit-mouthed woman who cuts your mouth from ear to ear? Or what about Sugisawa, the cursed village that damns all who stumble upon it?
How about that woman in the taxi who disappears before they reach her final destination? And did you know that there’s a test to determine if you’re a murderous psychopath?
Toshiden: Exploring Japanese Urban Legends is an anthology featuring over 60 of the most terrifying and chilling legends to come out of Japan over the last fifty years, painstakingly researched and many translated into English for the first time right here. From supernatural creatures to medical mishaps, horrific crimes to secrets of the entertainment industry, nobody does horror quite like Japan. Find out the hidden secrets behind these legends and how they came to be. After all, the truth is often stranger than fiction.