Frightful Japan: The Torn-Mouth Woman (Kuchisake Onna)

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You’re walking home at night on a deserted road when a woman in a surgical mask approaches. It’s not such a strange thing, as many people in Japan wear masks when they’re feeling under the weather or trying to prevent pollen-induced allergies. She stops. “Am I pretty?” she asks. She has long, shiny black hair and is wearing a beige coat cinched at the waist. “Yes,” you say. And that is when she removes her … Continue reading

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