Readers, this is an in-depth essay about the ghosts of Japan and their history – so worth a read, try to make the time! It fascinated me, probably because I lived in Japan for four years and was struck by the periodic appeasement of the dead by the living, something mentioned in the article and illustrated during the Obon holidays. This fine piece comes to us from Aeon, via Ghosts of Japan!
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To learn more about real ghosts, please see About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook. For some great ghost stories, please see Death Be Not Loud, Rest In Fleece, and Sepia Seepage. To learn about ghosts in modern fiction, please see Infectious Ghosts. And so much more, at: Jan’s Amazon Page