Somewhat creepy Japanese story

Discussion in 'オタクの大学 [Otaku University]' started by Legend Saber, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Archangel Sabre Well-Known Member

    Not my work. Found it online a while back.

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    This took place in the old days when the houses in Japan still used paper sheets for walls and doors. A young business man was traveling through town after a day of hard work. He thought he could make it back home, but it got dark before he knew it. He didn't want to waste time going back to the town for shelter and thought perhaps he could find a house down the road. Lucky for him, he saw a glimmer of light a little ways off the road and decided to try asking for shelter there. He came upon this little hut and knocked on the door. An old man came out and asked if he he could be of any help. "Would you be so kind as to let me stay tonight? I will pay you for a room."

    "Nonsense! I'll be happy to let you stay. I don't have many visitors out here. Come on in!" The old man said. He gave the young man food and told him he could have the spare room. While walking to his appointed room, The young man noticed another room right next to his. Saying thanks to the kind old man, the young man went into his room. After he blew out the candle to go to sleep, the young man heard a soft melodic sound from the next room. It sounded like someone singing. Being curious, he crawled to the wall, wet his finger, and poked a little hole in the wall (remember, the wall was made out of rice paper). He peeked into the hole and saw the most beautiful woman dancing and singing, her long black hair covered one side of her face. He looked away from the wall and thought to himself, why didn't the old man introduce them? He decided to look back into the hole, but all he saw was a red glow and nothing else. Maybe he was dreaming, he thought, and decided to go back to bed.

    The next morning, the young man was waken up to eat breakfast. While they were both seated, the young man asked his host who the beautiful woman in the room next to his last night. The old man was shocked. "There's no one there. That was my daughter's room until she died. She was born with a disfigurement and could never find a suitor to marry her, so she ended her life in that room."

    "What was the disfigurement?"

    "She was born with one red eye."

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    First time I read it I got chills. It's not scary per se, just a little unnerving. >.>
  2. Tentei No Mai Bitch Pudding!

    T__T You want creepy? I'll give you creepy! Well, sort of. Y'know, give it a click if you're brave enough to endure the horror.

    Red Room desu wa

    Also...yeah, that story was kind of creepy >_>;.
  3. William Well-Known Member

    The first story wasn't really creepy IMO. Then again, most Japanese stuff isn't really creepy to me, aside from the movies...Cello, A Tale of Two Sisters, and Yogen. Well, out of the ones I have seen at least.

    That thing Mai posted is in Japanese though so I can't really understand it. :(

    Anyone got any more creepy stuff in English? :p

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