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Uncanny Productions
Uncanny Japan
Japanese Folklore, Folktales, Myths 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 519 ratings
Love learning about so many aspects of Japanese folklore. A little difficult to hear in a few episodes here and there as there are often ambient/background sound, but I found that it works best on headphones in a quiet environment. Really immersive that way.
Jpngs via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/24
Such a soothing voice and the background noise is wonderful! The stories and legends fascinating and a little disturbing (in a good way) Listening trough all the back catalogue right now! Can only recommend this podcast! Lovely!❤️
Bipolargirl! via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 01/22/24
Great for Japan fans
I’m a huge nerd for anything about Japan. Uncanny Japan not only has folklore but also discusses the Japanese language. Theresa Matsura has a soothing voice and a clear love for Japan. I love this podcast so much that I joined the Patreon.
SNP1915 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/21/24
Recent Episodes
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Published 02/16/24
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Published 01/31/24
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