Episode 79 – Kuchisake-onna (口裂け女) aka Slit-Mouthed Woman

In our first installment of Bone-chilling Broadcasts, Brianna brings you back in time to Edo Japan to discuss the folklore and legend of Kuchisake-onna.

The oppressive heat of summer in Edo Japan had people longing for the night and the relief brought by the setting sun. In the cool darkness, people would gather and play Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai. This ritualistic parlour game had participants telling 100 ghostly tales with the intention of evoking a supernatural event. One of the ghostly tales told is about Kuchisake-onna (a.k.a. the Slit-mouthed Woman), the vengeful spirit of woman who prowls the streets and alleyways of Japan…

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