The supernatural - and Halloween - in Japan


The Land of the Rising Sun is home to an ancient culture with a sometimes tumultuous history, and through these many centuries, inevitably some of that history has been haunted with all manner of ghosts, demons, monsters, and ghouls. And in the 21st century, that haunted heritage has if anything become more popular than ever thanks to its promotion and adaptation in pop culture, including manga comic books; anime and horror movies; and video games. So to mark Halloween today, here's a quick look at the supernatural in Japan - and as the Japanese say, Happii Harowin!

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