Tagged with ghost story

Halloween special: tale of the bakeneko

Seeing as it’s Halloween this week, I thought it’d be appropriate to take a look at one of my favourite creatures from Japanese folklore – the bakeneko or “monster cat”. There’s no shortage of demon and ghost stories in Japan but there’s also no shortage of blog posts rounding up all of said stories. As … Continue reading

Week 18: Resolutions

NB: Some of my earliest blogs no longer have their accompanying images but enjoy the copy! I have three New Year’s Resolutions this year: be more assertive, write a novel (not the one I was working on last year – it kind of fell through) and take a trip around Japan. Hopefully yours are less … Continue reading