Japanese ghost story from 1911: Night Fishing


4 Responses to “Japanese ghost story from 1911: Night Fishing”

  1. FruitSmack! says:

    If you like this, might I suggest Kwiadan from Timfire Publishing. It’s a collection of Edo-era scary stories translated by Lafcadio Hearn and collected into a really sexy book.

    (Also, if you’re of the geeky role-playing persuasion, Timothy Kleinert also wrote a pen-and-paper RPG called The Mountain Witch where you play ronin scaling up Mt. Fuji to kill The Mountain Witch while wrestling with the trust between your fellow ronin and struggling with your secret pasts. Real good stuff and nothing like you’d expect from a P&P RPG. It was inspired by this type of Japanese folklore.)


  2. homodachi says:

    If you liked this piece, check out some of Matt’s other work on his website, No-sword. His translation of Botchan is brilliant.

  3. jjasper says:

    “It late November.”

    Was that a translation issue, or just someone typing it in incorrectly?

  4. Dimecross says:

    I’m sorry to say that I do not understand the ending of this story. Is it meant to be told rather than read, accompanied with physical cues?

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