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Thersa Matsuura
Uncanny Japan
Myths, Folktales, Superstitions, History and Language
Speculative fiction writer, long-term resident of Japan and Bram Stoker Award finalist Thersa Matsuura explores all that is weird from old Japan—strange superstitions, folktales, cultural oddities, and interesting language quirks. These are little treasures she digs up while doing research for her writing.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 400 ratings
wonderous and compelling
Thersa‘s voice is soothing and makes you fully immerse into the fascinating stories she tells. Informative and completely out of this world. A really amazing podcast for everyone interested in Japanese folklore.
elderblossom via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 11/16/21
The best!
The folkloric information, the stories shared and the narration is of the highest quality. A soothing and informative work of art! Thank you very much! Worth the rating of 5 hundred stars.
KigngsRoad via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 10/18/21
Excellent nighttime listening!!
I love to listen to this podcast when I’m driving. All sorts of stories from Japan. I especially like to listen to the scary ones…
Gerard van Bohemen via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 09/26/21
Recent Episodes
Who are these eccentric street musicians dressed in bright kimono playing drums, bells, clarinet, and saxophone marching down your street? What do they want? Uncanny Japan is author Thersa Matsuura. Her other show is The Soothing Stories Podcast. Check out her books including The Carp-Faced Boy...
Published 01/15/22
It's been a rough couple of years, so today let's talk about some Japanese good luck superstitions. Uncanny Japan is author Thersa Matsuura. Her other show is The Soothing Stories Podcast. Check out her books including The Carp-Faced Boy on Amazon. If you'd like to help support the podcast and...
Published 12/30/21
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