Ghosts from the Japanese toilets!

From bathroom-licking goblins to the local version of the Bloody Mary. Japanese toilets can be terrifying if you believe any of the famous ghost legends that are supposed to inhabit them. In this article, we'll get to know some of these bizarre legends of Japan's toilet ghosts.

aka name

There is no need for any cleaning supplies in your bathroom as long as you believe in Aka-name. He's a "Dirt Sucker," a Japanese monster that feeds on the dirt that accumulates in dirty toilets. This monster is said to have a human-like body and face like that of a Goblin, with slimy hair, an extended fingernail on each foot, and a long tongue that has poisonous saliva. As long as you don't get licked by its poisonous tongue, Aka-name is relatively harmless.


Make sure you stay away from the third bathroom stall on the third floor of the schools, unless you want to come face to face with the ghost of a WWII-era girl named Hanako. Rumor has it that knocking three times in the third box, then asking if Hanako is there three times, a girl with short hair and a red skirt will appear. While she is generally considered to be harmless, the most terrifying tales say that she pulls her prey down the toilet to drown them. It is interesting to note the similarity of this legend to the famous “Loira do Banheiro”.

aka cloak

The Aka Cloak (Red Cloak) dons a red cloak and white mask to cover his irresistibly handsome face as he stalks his next victim. Depending on the version of the story, he finds his female prey and then asks, "Would you like a red cape?" If the victim's answer is in the affirmative, Aka Manto will rip the victim's skin off and envelop the prey with its own skin, leaving the victim with an uncanny resemblance to a red cape. To avoid this terrible outcome, simply reply “No thanks”, this will cause Aka Manto to leave your path and he will go on to his next victim.


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Reiko Kashima

Legend has it that Reiko Kashima was attacked by a group of men who beat and abused her in a bathroom, then left her for dead. Still conscious, the girl began to crawl, crying out for help. No matter how loudly she screamed, no one could hear her. Finally she gave in to exhaustion, fell over some train tracks along the Meishin Expressway, where eventually a train came and cut her waist in half, killing her.

Now she haunts the bathrooms saying, "Where are my legs?" then you should say: “At Meishin Express Village”. Otherwise she'll cut you in half or take home a souvenir: your leg. If she asks, "Who told you that?" You'd better reply with "Reiko Kashima told me", and risk the chance of having another leg amputated.

Another version of the story features a similarly split woman named Teke-Teke, named after the sound she makes when she moves her hands. However, Teke-Teke has nothing to do with toilets.

Akai Kami, Aoi Kami

You've just used the bathroom only to realize you're out of toilet paper. Suddenly, a voice nearby asks you to choose between red or blue. You might think of it as a strange gesture and unknowingly you have just become a victim of the Akai Kami, Aoi Kami (Red Paper, Blue Paper). Either way, you're already doomed.

If you've decided to use red toilet paper, Akai Kami will either slit your throat or peel all of your skin off your body. So you think blue is safer? Think again. Aoi Kami will burst you from the inside and strangle you to death, turning your face a purplish-blue color.

So how can you survive this nightmare? Some versions suggest to answer with a different color, this will keep the ghost stuck; others say this will only result in the victim being dragged down to the underworld. The safest bet might be to answer yellow, which unfortunately means getting soaked in urine. While this is unpleasant, at least you can escape with your skin intact!

source of inspiration: All About Japan.

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