Sunday, September 28, 2008
Japanese Folklore Includes Ghosts
Although I found no specific pictures,Japanese Folklore as does that of most nations includes ghosts.Literature says the Japanese ghost typically is depicted in a flowing white gown with disheveled hair hovering over a terrified mortal.
Japanese ghosts usually do not have legs.Ghosts of those who led a wicked life usually are physically deformed to suggest punishment after death.They are said to often visit people to warn them of approaching death.
The writer, Inoyue,states ",,,they are especially likely to be seen by persons who are out of health or feeble in body and mind,deficient in knowledge and impressionable."(Ghosts And Poltergeists by Frank Smyth p.10)
Sounds as if he never saw a ghost...