Yokai Podcast 12: “Candy-Coated Ghost Stories” (Kuchisake Onna) – A Monster Guys Podcast Presentation

Yokai Podcast 12: “Candy-Coated Ghost Stories” (Kuchisake Onna) – A Monster Guys Podcast Presentation

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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.

matthewmeyerkuchisakeonnaMany episodes ago on the Yokai Podcast, D.C. & C. Michael McGannon featured a classic story about the Kuchisake-onna.

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/

matthewmeyericonDiscover the world of Matthew Meyer:

Website: www.Yokai.com
Patreon: www.patreon.com/osarusan
Blog: www.MatthewMeyer.net
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)

 Want mYokai Tales: Stories From Japan's Grand & Mysterious Tradition of Folkloreore Yokai Stories? Check out “Yokai Tales: Stories from Japan’s Grand & Mysterious Tradition of Folklore” by D.C. McGannon & C. Michael McGannon (Forward by Matthew Meyer).

Best-selling authors and hosts of The Monster Guys Podcast, Yokai Podcast, and Faerie Tales Podcast – share their love for Japanese Folklore through this original collection of stories and art. With a deep respect to the classics, while honoring modern storytellers and artists, D.C. & Michael are delighted to ring the whimsical and moving tradition of Japanese Folklore to life. Please visit them at TheMonsterGuys.com.

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*”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.


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