Ezra Vasquez

The personal blog of an applied linguist, writer, & educator

Japanese Folktales: The Peony Lantern – A Ghost Tale — Under the influence!

I saw “The Peony Lantern” dramatized in a Japanese horror serial when I was studying Japanese in San Diego. It was my first experience with Kaidan (怪談)–Japanese horror.
Zteve T. Evans posted this delightful telling of the tale yesterday on his mythology/folklore blog Under the Influence!, and I enjoyed it so much I’m reblogging it here for #FolkloreThursday. Enjoy!

Japanese Folktales: The Peony Lantern – A Ghost Tale — Under the influence!

This work is a retelling of a kaiden, a traditional Japanese ghost story from a collection by Grace James titled, Japanese Fairy Tales, and called The Peony Lantern.

Japanese Folktales: The Peony Lantern – A Ghost Tale — Under the influence!

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