Yokai Podcast 12: “Candy-Coated Ghost Stories” (Kuchisake Onna) – A Monster Guys Podcast Presentation
Show Notes & Summary:
The Monster Guys present: The Yokai Podcast!
Each week, we will bring you a story about a specific yokai, followed by a brief discussion about the monster and the category of yokai it belongs to. We’ll bring interesting insights, historical information, and short illustrative stories – sometimes whimsical, sometimes serious, often scary or disturbing, but always mystical – about the wonderful world of Yokai.
On this episode, they share an original, modern story* written by Michael, featuring the Kuchisake-onna as urban legend.
The story introduces three friends, Haruhi, Tomome, and Kichiko, and their fascination with ghost stories – and an encounter that, no doubt, changes one of the girls forever.
Please enjoy “Candy-Coated Ghost Stories” and the discussion that follows where The Monster Guys discuss even further the legend and interests of the Kuchisake-onna.
As much as we are granted permission, we will share the artwork of Matthew Meyer, yokai and Japanese culture author and illustrator, in reference to the yokai on the show. Matthew’s information is below. Please visit him and fall in love with the modern art and retelling of Japan’s mysterious yokai, through the eyes of someone who has devoted his career to researching and documenting them.
Learn even more about the Kuchisake Onna at: http://yokai.com/kuchisakeonna/
Discover the world of Matthew Meyer:
His books: “The Night Parade of One Hundred Demons: A Field Guide to Japanese Yokai” & “The Hour of Meeting Evil Spirits: An Encyclopedia of Mononoke and Magic (Yokai)”
Discover more about The Monster Guys here:
*”Candy-Coated Ghost Stories” is an original story written by C. Michael McGannon. Narrated by D.C. McGannon. Copyright © 2016 by C. Michael McGannon. All rights reserved. For permission and other information about this and other stories by D.C. McGannon or C. Michael McGannon, contact us here.