The Cat Grave, The Rat Grave: Nekozuka, Nezumizuka (Ep. 99)

Uncanny Japan - Japanese Folklore, Folktales, Myths and Language

30-04-2022 • 15 mins

Today I'll talk about a local legend: Nekozuka and Nezumizuka, the Cat's Grave and the Rat's Grave. It's not only a nanafushigi (one of the Seven Strange Happenings), it's extra special because an old man who has lived his whole life there told me the tale along with some extras his grandfather passed down to him.

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Credits

Intro music by Julyan Ray Matsuura

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